Syria opposed to UN intervention in its internal affairs

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Bashar Ja'afari (pictured end of table), Permanent Representative of Syria to the UN, listens as the Security Council discusses the situation in his country.

Syria would have followed through with the League of Arab States peace plan if Western countries had not intervened in the conflict.

That's what Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari of Syria told delegates at the Security Council meeting on Saturday.

Bashar Ja'afari said Western nations and others had given "billions of dollars" to armed opposition groups and hosted them "in their capitals" to facilitate attacks against Syrian civilians.

Meanwhile, he commended Russia and China for opposing the resolution on his country.

"My delegation has followed with full appreciation the efforts made by the advocates in this Council for the rights of people, and the Charter of the United Nations as well as its objectives and purposes, especially the inadmissibility of intervention in the internal affairs of the country and waging wars against those countries in order to gain exclusive control of their geographical location as well as their lucrative natural resources and the resolution of Western powers' economic problems at the expense of the peoples of developing nations."

Ambassador Ja'afari recalled that in the last two decades, the Security Council had adopted a record number of resolutions, indicating that the world is less secure, less just and less fair.

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