U.N. Security Council discuss demand for 30-day Syria ceasefire

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 22 فبراير، 2018 11:09:36 م خبر دوليسياسي مجلس الأمن

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The United Nations Security Council voted on the Kuwaiti-Swedish draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus.

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said in a statement the last military campaign by Russia and the loyalist forces in Eastern Ghouta killed 370 civilians and injured 1500 others. He pointed out that people have no food and 80 percent of Harasta's residents live underground.

The coordinator added that thousands of children suffer from malnutrition and 700 civilians need immediate medical evacuation; he also said that the United Nations are facing difficulties reaching the civilians and entering humanitarian aids.

Earlier, the High Negotiation Committee of the Riyadh 2 conference called for an immediate 30-day ceasefire in Syria that coincides with serious negotiations.  

Olof Skoog, the Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, that the resolution aims to deliver humanitarian aids for 30 days, calling all the council's members to support the decision to stop the attacks on Ghouta. He added that the situation in Eastern Ghouta is beyond words in its desperation, calling all parties to comply with the proposed cessation of hostilities.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. said that the USA is ready to immediately vote on the resolution, urging that Eastern Ghouta cannot wait and that fighting must end and medical supplies must be allowed.  

The U.S Ambassador added that we don't need the imagination to see what Al-Assad is planning for, the regime will continue to bomb 400,000 civilians in Eastern Ghouta, counting on Russia's support.

The French Ambassador to the U.N said that the Syrian government is trying to demolish the morale of and refuses the medical evacuate of more than 700 civilians.

He added" words cannot describe what's happening in Eastern Ghouta," warning of repeating the tragedy of Aleppo.

Stephen Hickey, the British Ambassador to the U.N, called to immediately end fighting, especially in Eastern Ghouta, saying that the people of Al Ghouta are not terrorists.

As Russia's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, objected on the Swedish-Kuwaiti resolution and said that it is useless because it needs to be agreed by all members, adding that Russia proposed a modified resolution that will be introduced to the council's members.  

Earlier, the Negotiation Committee said that Russia must stop taking the Security Council as a game to protect al-Assad's war crimes in Syria.   

While Bashar Al Jaafari, Syria's Ambassador to the U.N, said that the United Nations "today faces a professional and moral crisis by distorting the facts, adding that some of its members will not hesitate to adopt the views of terrorist groups."

Al Jaafari pointed out that the draft resolution did not take into account the "point of view" of the Syrian regime, accusing Washington, London, and Paris of "robbing our right to defend ourselves."

The Security Council meeting coincided with the escalated military campaign of the loyalist forces in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus that killed and injured hundreds of civilians and put hospitals and bakeries out of service.  

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 22 فبراير، 2018 11:09:36 م خبر دوليسياسي مجلس الأمن
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