Home > Middle East > Syria defiant as diplomatic pressure grows | Al Jazeera English

Syria defiant as diplomatic pressure grows | Al Jazeera English

Bashar Jaafari, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations, says the country’s sovereignty “is a red line that must not be crossed”.

“We know our commitments, our obligations but at the same time we know what are our rights. And our rights do not stem from any political pressure. They stem from our own political will,” he said after sessions at the United Nations Security Council in New York.

Jaafari, back in New York from meetings with Assad government officials in Damascus, sparked diplomatic fury by comparing the deadly unrest to the riots in Britain, adding that anti-government groups had killed 500 Syrian security forces.

Read more here: Syria defiant as diplomatic pressure grows – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

What is 21 + 7 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)
I footnotes