Syria walks out of Human Rights Council debate

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Faysal Khabbaz Hamoudi

Syria walked out of a debate by the Human Rights Council Tuesday, which is discussing the escalating violence in the country. 

Syrian Ambassador Faysal Khabbaz Hamoudi said his delegation did not recognize the legitimacy of the session and accused the council of overstepping its mandate and violating its rules of procedure. 

Ambassador Hamoudi said the debate will only serve to embolden terrorist groups, which have taken arms against the Syrian government.

 "If the session of today aims at guaranteeing humanitarian assistance, the human rights council is not the appropriate forum for such matters. We are convinced that the real aim of holding the session today is to cover up for the violence and murder perpetrated by the armed groups against innocent civilians. We are not pretending that the human rights situation in Syria is perfect, we are aware that there is a regression in quality of services that is usually provided by the government to the population of the regions facing violence this is due to the armed groups that are using residential areas as bases."

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