TEHRAN(Basirat): The United Nations Secretary-General demanded that actions that 'worsen the sufferings of the Syrian people' should be avoided, and added everyone should act consistently within the Charter of the United Nations and within international law in general.
'I have been closely following the reports of the air strikes in Syria
conducted by the United States, France and the United Kingdom. There’s
an obligation, particularly when dealing with matters of peace and
security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nations and
with international law in general.The UN Charter is very clear on these
issues,' Antonio Guterres said at the UN Security Council's meeting on
the unilateral attack on Syria.
'The Security Council has primary
responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
I call on the members of the Security Council to unite and exercise
that responsibility. I urge all Member States to show restraint in these
dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the
situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people.'
added, 'Any use of chemical weapons is abhorrent. The suffering it
causes is horrendous. I have repeatedly expressed my deep disappointment
that the Security Council failed to agree on a dedicated mechanism for
effective accountability for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. I
urge the Security Council to assume its responsibilities and fill this
gap. I will continue to engage with Member States to help achieve this
The US, the UK and France attacked some points in
Syria on the unproven allegation of chemical weapon use. The examination
about the event that was entailed in the Russian-drafted resolution at
the UNSC was vetoed by the US. And then the attacks were made.
Government has denied such allegations; the Russian envoy at the UN
said that the use of chemical weapons is the terrorists' to gain
attention. Syria's chemical arsenal was destroyed following the 2014
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
said on Saturday, 'This morning’s attack on Syria is a crime. I firmly
declare that the presidents of the US and France and British PM
committed a major crime. They will make no gains; just as they did not
while being in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan in the past years, committing
the same criminal acts.'