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Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said that the countries arming, funding, training, and harboring terrorists and facilitating their entry into Syria are partners in terrorism and complicit in taking Syrian lives, calling on the Security Council to hold these countries' governments accountable if it's actually serious about implementing its counter-terrorism resolutions.
During a Security Council session on Friday for discussing reports of subcommittees on counter-terrorism, al-Jaafari said that current events prove the veracity of Syria's constant warning
He pointed out that two months ago, the Syrian government filed an official request for including Jabhet al-Nusra, which is responsible for hundreds of terrorist acts and suicide bombings in Syria, on the unified list of the committee for resolutions no. 1267 for 1999 and no. 1989 for 2011 which concern individuals and entities affiliated with Al Qaeda, noting that Syria is still awaiting this inclusions, particularly since some Security Council members acknowledged the terrorist nature of this organization, which confessed to being responsible for over 600 terrorist acts in Syria in a single year.
Al-Jaafari said that the increasing spread of extremism and terrorism in Syria is taking place with the blessing and support of a number of UN member countries, and that this is welcomed by Salafi, Wahabi, Takfiri and extremist circles in certain countries, some of which claim to be pioneers in combating terrorism and in donating to UN counter-terrorism funds and a UN counter-terrorism center.
He pointed out that some Security Council member countries hindered nine times the issuing of mere press statements that condemn terrorist bombings which claimed hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians' lives, noting that the Australian representative who heads the committee for resolution no. 1267 neglected to mention any Al Qaeda activities in Syria despite them being common knowledge.
Al-Jafari said that Syria sent over 160 letters to the Security Council on the spread of terrorism, reporting barbaric terrorist acts and suicide bombings, and despite statements and reports issued by the UN, countries, research centers and respectable media establishments which indicate to the growing terrorist activities in Syria and confirm that terrorists from around the world are traveling to it, there hasn't been a single practical step from the committee for resolution no. 1373 to implement it in terms of combating terrorism, eliminating the funding of terrorists in Syria at the source, and holding the countries which publically support terrorists accountable.