Qatar called on the UN Security Council to take a firm stance on bringing those responsible for the crimes and violations in Syria since 2011 to justice. It reiterated its support to efforts aimed at reaching a political solution to the Syrian conflict.
Qatar’s permanent representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva Ambassador Ali Khalfan al-Mansouri on Monday called on the international community, especially the Security Council “to provide additional support to the neutral and independent entities to investigate those crimes in order to enable them to carry out their mission.”
During an interactive dialogue with the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria that was held during the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Mansouri reiterated his country’s support for the efforts aimed at reaching a political solution in Syria in accordance with the Geneva Communique of 2012 and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
Mansouri said it was important that agreements being reached on Syria lead to comprehensive ceasefire and the delivery of humanitarian aid to all those in need across Syria.
In response to a report published by the Commission on the regime’s plans to change the demographic landscape in Syria, Mansouri said these plans are part of the military strategy the Assad regime and its allies have been pursuing since day one.
“This strategy starts with the imposition of suffocating sieges on cities and the starvation of its people in parallel with random bombing using heavy weapons, including chemical ones, to destroy the infrastructure, especially the hospitals, obliging the people to choose either to die of starvation or sickness, or agree to deals forcing them to surrender and flee,” Mansouri added. (Source: Syrian Coalition Media Department + Agencies)