Member of the General Assembly Ahmed Ramadan warns of the consequences of reports about Russian military build-up in Syria on the side of the Assad regime, describing it as a sheer folly that would further fuel the conflict.
He cautions Russia against repeating its mistake in Afghanistan when the Soviet Union invaded that country in 1979, adding that this intervention led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
“Any repeat of that mistake will have disastrous consequences on Russia,” Ramadan warned.
“It is unacceptable that a permanent member of the UN Security Council send weapons and mercenaries for a regime responsible for the death of over 300,000 Syrian citizens, including 81,000 children and a woman, the displacement of 14 million people and the reduction of most Syrian cities and towns to rubble.
“Syrians have the will and determination to defeat any possible foreign occupation of their homeland, just like what they have done throughout history, and have been doing for nearly five years against the Iranian occupation and its tool represented in the Assad regime,” (Source: Syrian Coalition)