Syrian FM: Media instigation and economic procedures against Syria violate international law
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 26 / Trend A. Isgandarov/
Syria 's Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem on Sunday said that what Syria is exposed to, media instigation and all economic procedures taken violate international law, Sana reported.
Minister al-Moallem was speaking during meetings with foreign ministers of Sultanate of Oman, the Sudan, Cuba and Ukraine on the sidelines of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The Minister explained the procedures taken to implement the package of reforms announced by President Bashar al-Assad, stressing Syria's determination to implement them and hold the National Dialogue Conference.
For his part, Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf Bin Alawai stressed his country's keenness on Syria's stability, security and its essential role, calling for not interfering in its internal affairs.
He indicated to the importance of reforms launched by President al-Assad and hailed the decision on holding a national dialogue conference, expressing confidence in the Syrian People's ability to solve their own problems.
He said that Arab division should not be a way for foreign interference in Arab affairs, adding that the Arab League should be used to achieve the interests of the Arab countries and not the verse.
In turn, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko hoped the situation in Syria get back to normal and so the two countries would be able to fulfill what has been agreed upon during President al-Assad's visit to Kiev in December 2010 with the aim of enhancing bilateral cooperation in all fields.
He lauded the reform steps made by Syria, wishing success for Syrian leadership to overcome the current situation as soon as possible.
Sudan 's Foreign Minister voiced his country's full support to Syria in the face of this unfair campaign which the Sudan has already suffered, calling for activating the role of the Arab League and enabling it to take a stance in support of Syria.
Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodrي guez Parrilla stressed his country's determination to strengthen its relations with Syria on all levels and implementing what has been agreed upon during President al-Assad's historic visit to Cuba in 2010.
He voiced Cuba's support to Syria and its rejection of any foreign interference in its internal affairs with the claim of protecting human rights, hailing the Syrian leadership efforts to achieve Syria's stability and security and the program of reforms announced by President al-Assad.
The mass riots have begun in Syrian in mid-March. Arrest of a group of schoolchildren, who had written the anti-government slogans on the walls, was reported to cause the protests. People appeared in the streets demanding to release the adolescents. The troops entered the city to suppress the anti-government protests. They used tanks and artillery to disperse mass demonstrations.
According to official data, about 500 soldiers and members of security forces were killed since the events as a result of actions of "armed terrorist elements"
According to the UN, more than 2,700 people have been killed in Syria since protests began more than six months ago.