Saudi embassy to UN: Syrian authorities lose legitimacy

Politics Materials 18 October 2013 15:06 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, October 18/Trend, R.Hafizoglu/

The Syrian authorities have lost their legitimacy, Saudi Ambassador to UN Abdullah Al-Muallimi told the Anadolu agency on Friday.

According to him, the government is guilty for the death of civilians in Syria.

A person who is guilty for the death of 115,000 people will not be able to govern the country in the future, Al-Muallimi said.

During the conflict in Syria, which began in March 2011, over 115, 000 people were killed and over 4.2 million have become refugees in Syrian territory as well as two million have fled to neighbouring countries. The main burden of receiving refugees lay on Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The total population of Syria before the conflict amounted to 20 million.