The Syrian Coalition welcomes the U.N. General Assembly human rights committee’s adoption of a Saudi-drafted resolution condemning Iranian and Russian intervention in Syria on Thursday.
An official source in the Syrian Coalition lauds the UN resolution’s stressing of Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and that a political solution must be based on the Geneva I Communique of June 30, 2012.
The source stated that the UN General Assembly’s strong condemnation of the Russian air force’s attacks on the Syrian armed opposition and its calls for their immediate cessation is “of special importance.” He urges the UN Security Council to adopt the resolution and make its content abiding to its member states.
The source also calls on the UN Security Council to adopt a similar resolution that would oblige Iran to withdraw the Revolutionary Guard Corps and all its affiliated militias from Syria. He added that the Iranian intervention in Syria is an act of aggression and terrorism and violates international law.
He concluded his remarks expressing the Syrian Coalition’s appreciation to the brothers in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates for drafting the resolution as wells to all brotherly and friendly countries that voted for it.
The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee on Thursday adopted a Saudi-drafted resolution condemning Iranian and Russian intervention in Syria.
The non-binding resolution, authored by Saudi Arabia and co-sponsored by Qatar and other Arab nations, the United States and other Western powers, was adopted by the 193-nation assembly’s Third Committee.
There were 115 votes in favor, 15 against and 51 abstentions.
Without explicitly naming Russia, it said the General Assembly “strongly condemns all attacks against the Syrian moderate opposition and calls for their immediate cessation, given that such attacks benefit ISIS and other terrorist groups.
While the resolution’s language is clearly aimed at Russia, which has been bombing opposition forces in Syria for two months, it also condemned the presence in Syria of “all foreign terrorist fighters … and foreign forces fighting on behalf of the Assad regime, particularly the al Quds Brigades, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and militia groups, such as Hezbollah.” (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)