Bashar Al-Jaafari in a press conference following a U.N. Security Council session: “Terrorists seized humanitarian aid sent to civilians”
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari reiterated that the Syrian government is committed to full cooperation with the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to deliver humanitarian aid to affected civilians in all Syrian areas, including those described by the UN as “inaccessible” or “besieged”.
“The Syrian government didn’t and will not practice a starvation policy against its people,”al-Jaafari asserted in a press conference following a UN Security Council session to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria.
He explained that “it is the terrorist organizations that seized the humanitarian assistance supplies sent to civilians in the areas under their control”, clarifying that “this was what happened in Madaya town, located in northwestern Damascus countryside”.
The terrorists in Madaya, al-Jaafari elaborated, stored the stolen aid in their warehouses and have been selling them to civilians at high prices to achieve certain goals…
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