(AP) Syria: UN council members support ‘terrorism’
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem accused some U.N. Security Council members Monday of supporting “terrorism” in the country in a speech clearly aimed at the U.S. and its allies who support the opposition.
Addressing the U.N. General Assembly’s annual ministerial meeting, al-Moallem said peace requires Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Libya and others to stop arming, financing and supporting the opposition _ as well as by Syria. He also alluded to the anti-Islam video that provoked violent demonstrations around the Muslim world.
The Security Council’s major powers remain deeply divided over the 18-month Syria conflict. Russia and China, key backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad, have vetoed three resolutions by the U.S., Britain and France who back the opposition and have called for Assad to be replaced.
Al-Moallem insisted that some countries are interfering in Syrian domestic affairs.
Al-Moallem called for a political solution and Syrian-led dialogue to agree on a roadmap to “a more pluralistic and democratic Syria.”
He invited the opposition to “work together to stop the shedding of Syrian blood.”