DAMASCUS- Syria`s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry wondered that some UN Security Council members thwarted the passing of a Russian draft statement condemning the terrorist operations which took place in the city of Aleppo on September 9 and claimed the lives of 50 civilians and injured more than 100 others, in addition to destroying three hospitals and a number of houses.
"With this conduct, those Security Council members have consolidated the double standards policy keeping far from adhering to the clear principle regarding condemning all forms of terrorism wherever perpetrated and regardless of its source," the Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
The ministry expressed regret over this reprehensible behavior at the Security Council, saying "It is not surprising that the Western countries obstruct the direct condemnation of terrorism in Syria because of the involvement of these countries and their tools in the direct and open support for the terrorists in Syria."
The Ministry reiterated that the stances of these countries have reflected beyond any doubt their flagrant involvement in the shedding of the Syrian blood.
"Syria has consistently condemned the terrorist operations which hit those same capitals which are now backing terrorism in Syria, and it will continue to condemn terrorism regardless of those countries' hostile policies towards it out of its commitment to combating and uprooting terrorism," said the statement.
It added that "those Western countries should realize that terrorism doesn't differentiate between a country and another," adding that "they will reap tomorrow what they are today sowing."
The statement reiterated that "those countries' support for terrorism in Syria and evading condemning it is a blatant justification for terrorism and a flagrant violation of their commitment to the international Security Council resolutions with regard to combating terrorism."
The Ministry also expressed gratitude for Russia and the other countries which condemned the terrorist attacks in Aleppo out of their respect for their international commitments and keenness on Syria's security and stability.
In another context, the Ministry expressed Syria's astonishment at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights determination to depict the situation in Syria in a way contrary to reality and in contradiction with what the international and Arab observers' reports confirmed on the gunmen's use of densely populated areas as a springboard for launching operations, terrorizing citizens and committing crimes, and repeating this conduct to transfer violence to other areas.
The Ministry wondered at the Commissioner's attempts at giving false impressions about the facts on the ground with the aim of misleading the media and the international public opinion.
The Ministry's expression of wonder came in a letter addressed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in response to her statement before the UN Human Rights Council on September 10, 2012 in which she addressed the situation in Syria.
The letter also stressed that the Syrian government will continue practicing its responsibilities in protecting the Syrian citizens against the crimes perpetrated by armed terrorist groups, whose members have been terrorizing citizens and committing acts of killing, abduction and mutilation based on perverse fatwas and exclusionist mentality practiced against all those who contradict their views.
The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry criticized the Commissioner and the human rights organizations' overlooking of the open statements which clarify the role of the regional and international parties in waging a war by proxy on Syria and igniting violence.
The letter cited the role of Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France and the US in providing the armed groups in Syria with money, weapons, training, intelligence information and communication devices, in addition to the political and media cover.
The Ministry called the Commissioner's attention to the gravity of Turkey's role in hosting the terrorist gunmen and providing camps for gathering and training fighters with the support of foreign intelligence services.
The letter highlighted the humanitarian crisis in Syria which was further aggravated by the imposition of more than 62 packages of unilateral economic sanctions on Syria that reflected negatively on the Syrians' livelihood.
The letter also referred to the terrorist groups' targeting of the networks of electricity, irrigation and roads and burglarizing food supplies transport vehicles, in addition to impeding aid delivery operations.
The Ministry concluded its letter with calling on the Commissioner to play an effective positive role towards serious contribution to halting the violence and finding a peaceful exit from the crisis in Syria that is based on dialogue, which was agreed on by the majority of the international community as being the only way out of the crisis.