Geneva demonstration in support of Syria, January 31, 2014. The Geneva II talks ended without an agreement to end the imperialist-backed war., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
March in front of Geneva UN HQ, in support of Syria, its army and in rejection of terrorism
Jan 31, 2014
Geneva, ( SANA)- Hundreds of Syrians on Friday morning gathered in front of the UN's Headquarters in Geneva to express their support to the motherland, Syria, its army and Syria's official delegation to Geneva 2 conference.
They expressed their rejection of the terrorism backed by regional and international countries.
The Syrian citizens raised national flags and photos of President Bashar al-Assad, chanting slogans in support of Syria and its army in confronting terrorism which is targeting the Syrians.
They also expressed full support to Syria's official delegation taking part in Geneva 2 conference as the one which represents the Syrians and shoulders their concerns, hailing the delegation's stances in defending the Syrians' rights and interests.
The participants called for continuing fighting terrorism and extremism , in addition to forcing countries which support terrorists to adopt UN resolutions related to fighting terrorism and stopping arming, supporting and financing terrorists.
They also affirmed the need for engaging national opposition in the talks regarding Syria's future and not to limiting opposition to a delegation that only represents the western and US interests in the region.
Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi told the participants in the march that the next round of dialogue should include all spectra of the national opposition with which we agree regarding the love of the homeland and drawing its future.
The Minister stressed that the Syrian official delegation taking part in the conference will never give up on the Syrian sovereignty and the coalition delegation knows well that there is no one Syrian who can give up on a single drop of soil from the Syrian territories.
Al-Zoubi pointed out that Geneva 2 conference did not reach results as the coalition delegation rejected to condemn terrorism and foreign intervention.
He added that the Syrian official delegation asked the UN Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, officially to have the opposition delegation next time represent all opposition factions, including the national opposition.
Al-Zoubi said that in the coming days, there will be a new round of talks, in principle, but neither in this round nor in any other round to follow could they get any surrender from the Syrian official delegation.
He noted that the Lebanese who support Syria today are the resistance and they are not only from Hezbollah, adding that the Palestinian people supports Syria totally except for some young men who were misled from Hamas movement.
"From Geneva, the greatest salutation is sent to the Syrian Arab Army that is fighting in defense of us all and the greatest salutation as well is sent to the martyrs of Syria," al-Zoubi concluded.
Syria's permanent representative to the United Nations Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, also addressed the participants saying : " We conveyed your voice into the hall of dialogue and told them who wants to know what the Syrian people want should go outside the meeting hall to see the gathering people."
Al-Jaafari said that only Syrian people determine their own future, but the coalition delegation thinks that they came to take power.
He added, "We do not want a de legation that it is controlled by Turkey, the US and France; we want honest Syrian citizens to sit and discuss the future of Syria with us."
Al-Jaafari said, "Collective work led us to where we are now, and we are here to help the homeland emerge out of the crisis which we know its causes and solution."
For her part, Presidential political and media advisor Buthaina Shaaban affirmed that Syria is for all Arabs and for the world’s freedom fighters, adding that the secret of its strength lies behind its great people, and it did not and won't abandon any of its or Arab rights.
Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said that the Syrian people are against terrorism and want restoration of security, adding that Syria has withstood due to the people’s continuous support to President Bashar al-Assad.
In turn, Director of the Presidential Media Office, member of the Syrian official delegation to Geneva 2, Luna al-Shibl, affirmed adherence to the sovereignty of Syria's national decision-making and to not forfeiting a single speck of Syrian soil.
Addressing the gathering people, al-Shibl said "with your presence, with the presence of the Syrian people who have remained steadfast in the face of terrorism for three years, and with the presence of the Syrian Arab Army which is sacrificing its dearest for the sake of the country, I would reassure you that we will not forfeit a single speck of soil."
She also reiterated that Syria will remain proud, dignified and honorable, and that President Bashar al-Assad will remain for all Syrians and Arabs.