The UN Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on a draft resolution by Kuwait, Germany, and Belgium calling for a truce in Idlib province, allowing humanitarian access and medical evacuations, and urging against the besiegement of residential areas.
Kuwait on Wednesday called on the international community to do everything in its power to allow the unimpeded delivery of aid into Syria, given the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding there.
The remarks by the Gulf state’s permanent delegate to the United Nations Jamal Al-Ghunaim came amid UN Security Council talks over an independent inquiry into possible war crimes perpetrated in Syria.
The culprits behind these crimes should he held accountable for their actions, added the diplomat, saying his country strongly deplores what the UN inquiry cited as “grave human rights violations” in Syria.
Al-Ghunaim spoke of Kuwait’s “increasing alarm” over the deliberate and systematic targeting of civilians in Syria, which has also left the country’s infrastructure in shambles.
He asked the UN Human Rights Council to take serious action over the whereabouts of thousands of people who have gone missing in Syria since the beginning of the conflict.
Moreover, Al-Ghunaim reiterated Kuwait’s support for a political solution as the only feasible way out of the eight-year old conflict, urging the UN Security Council to intervene and stop further bloodshed.
The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria on Wednesday said that the Assad regime and Russia committed crimes against civilians in Syria, which may amount to “war crimes.” It called for ensuring protection for civilians, sustained humanitarian access, and stopping attacks on civilians by complying with the international humanitarian law. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)