Countries 'supporting' rebels should also abide by UN resolution: Syrian envoy
UNITED NATIONS - Reuters
Bashar Jaafari, Syria's Ambassador to the United Nations (L) listens to speakers in the Security Council just after the Council voted to approve a resolution that will require Syria to give up its chemical weapons during a meeting Sept. 27. AFP photoA resolution adopted by the U.N. Security Council to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons covers most of Damascus' concerns, Syrian U.N. Ambassador Bashar Jaafari said on Sept. 27.
Jaafari, reacting after the Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution, said Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar and the United States must abide by the resolution and be held accountable if they continued assisting the rebels, who al-Assad's government has accused of using poison gas against the government army.
"You can't bring terrorists from all over the world and send them into Syria in the name of jihad and then pretend that you are working for peace," Jaafari said.
He said the Syrian government was "fully committed" to attending a proposed November peace conference in Geneva aimed at ending Syria's civil war, which the rebels have also suggested they would participate.