Gatilov: Armed Opposition in Syria Has Thwarted Eid al-Adha Truce

SANA

MOSCOW, (SANA)- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Gennady Gatilov, stressed that the Syrian armed opposition has thwarted Eid al-Adha truce and is obviously heading towards proceeding with violence.

Russia Today website quoted Gatilov as saying on his Twitter page that the West has hindered condemning the terrorist operation which occurred on the first day of Eid al-Adha holiday in Damascus at the Security Council.

Gatilov was referring to the car bomb explosion which took place in Daf al-Shouk area to the south of Damascus city and resulted in the death and injury of a number of citizens.

The Russian Itar-Tas news agency earlier reported that Russia on Friday submitted to the Security Council a draft statement condemning the terrorist act which was carried out in Damascus on the first day of the Eid in violation of the truce which the Syrian Armed Forces have committed to.

Itar-Tass added the Security Council did not endorse Russia’s draft statement because of the stance of a country which the news agency did not name.

The agency said that country explained its stance with what it considered “lack of information” on the terrorist act, noting that the delegation of this country insisted on that “it’s not necessary to issue a statement on one single incident.”

Itar-Tass clarified that the Russian draft included condolences to the families of the terrorist blast’s victims and stress on the Security Council’s adherence to combating terrorist with all its forms according to the commitments of the UN Charter.

Russia presented last week a draft statement condemning the terrorist act which took place on October 21st in Bab Touma area in Damascus, in addition to another draft statement welcoming the imitative of the UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, on a truce in Syria during Eid al-Adha. Only the later was adopted by the Security Council.

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