Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari has stated that the United Nations resolution on his country's chemical weapons has returned the focus of resolving the crisis in the Middle Eastern state to a diplomatic course internationally. Sy, a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Al-Jaafari: Security Council resolution prevented unilateral action outside international consensus
Sep 28, 2013
New York, (SANA) – Syria's Permanent representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that the importance of Security Council resolution no. 2118 lies in that it returned the diplomatic process entirely to the Council and prevented anyone from taking unilateral action outside international consensus.
In a phone call with the Syrian TV on Saturday, al-Jaafari said that the resolution is a step forward towards stabilizing the situation in Syria politically and returning the Security Council to working for preserving international peace and security.
He said that after this resolution, the US, Britain, France and others won't dare use the language of military aggression or intervention or hindering national consensus for any reason, as the resolution binds all sides to cooperate to implement it.
Al-Jaafari explained that the resolution affirms strong commitment to Syria's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.
He noted that Syria joined the 1925 protocol for prohibiting the military use of toxic gasses back in 1968, so the Security Council resolution consecrates Syria's joining the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), adding that the resolution also states that a Syria-led political process is the best solution and doesn't involve compulsory mechanisms, nor does it employ Chapter Seven.
He concluded by saying that the governments of Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, Britain, the US and any others who violate the resolution will be held accountable by the Security Council from now on.