The United Nations Security Council discussed the ongoing situation in northwestern Syria during its session in New York City on Thursday.
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, speaking via video conference from Geneva, said «We are witnessing the humanitarian catastrophe that the Secretary-General has warned of, and which the Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock will... Еще brief you about very shortly. This is causing totally unacceptable human suffering and endangering international peace and security. And yet it can — and therefore must — stop now.»
The Permanent Representative of Syria to the UN Bashar Jaafari mocked the calls for an immediate ceasefire, expressed by several delegates, saying «with whom do you want to sign a ceasefire? Tell us. With the entities which you have agreed to designate as terrorists in this Council? With al-Nusra Front? With Hayat Tahrir al-Sham? With whom do you want to sign a ceasefire?»
Jaafari went on to say that «Western governments have been clear in their effort to destroy my country, create ‘constructive chaos’, pillage our resources, and settle their accounts with us. They also specified the tools they would use for this purpose, and politician’s memoires and the scandals of WikiLeaks are filled with that which reaffirms what we are saying.»