Ambassador Ahmad: AL Secretary General and his deputy statements on Syria cause confusion inconsistent with Arab work plan
Syria’s Ambassador to Cairo, Permanent Representative to the Arab League Youssef Ahmad said Syria wonders at the Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi and his deputy Ahmad bin Helli statements on Syria, especially that they know that the Arab work plan culminated great efforts by the Arab Ministerial Committee and the Syrian leadership, through a series of meetings in Damascus and Doha, to help Syria overcome the crisis, not deplete its energy and undermine its Arab and regional position, national stances and support to Arab rights.
In an interview with the Syrian TV on Sunday, Ambassador Ahmad said “The AL Secretariat is supposed to play its role in coordinating between the Syrian government and the ministerial committee, not proclaim itself a party against the Syrian government, especially that we have provided the Secretariat with all information on the terrorist attacks on civilians and security forces.”
Ahmad said that the statements cause confusion inconsistent with the content of the Arab work plan, and plays a role which transgresses its powers invested by the Arab League Charter.
Ahmad called on the AL secretary general and his deputy to read the Arab work plan thoroughly, which Syria considered a starting point for continuous, transparent and genuine cooperation stemming from the committee’s care for Syria’s security, stability and unity, fully realizing that Syria’s welfare is in the Arabs’ interest.
Ambassador Ahmad wondered how the AL Secretary General and his deputy did not take notice of the flagrant US incitement of the armed terrorist groups not to hand over their weapons and benefit from the amnesty, asking ”Is this intended for the crisis to aggravate and take on grave dimensions, opening the door for foreign interventions that don’t serve the Syrian interests?”
”Has the AL Secretary General and his deputy fallen into the double standard policies called defending human rights at one place and turning a blind eye to them at another?” he wondered.
Ambassador Ahmad said that Syria has allowed a group of foreign journalists into the country to see reality on the ground, adding ”I hence would like to ask: Has the Western and Arab political and media incitement stopped or increased? “
Ahmad said Syria is committed to its pledges as has always been, pointing out that Raqqa province during President Bashar al-Assad’s visit today has provided answers for whoever wants to know the truth.
Al-Arabi called upon the Syrian government to implement its commitments to which it agreed in the Arab work plan.