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The Syrian government has rejected as inaccurate the latest report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on human rights violations in the country.
In a statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the government says the report was based on unsubstantiated testimonies.
Syrian Ambassador Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui accused some neighbouring countries and foreign powers of seeking to extend the crisis in the country by arming and training opposition groups.
He said economic sanctions imposed on the government have not only greatly contributed to the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the country, but are also a threat to the sovereignty of Syria.
"Many international parties are working on increasing the crisis in Syria through instigating their media, through training the mercenaries, the Al-Qaida elements, funding them and sending them to Syria for Jihad. Syria is undertaking its obligation to save the lives of its people and preserve their security with as much restraint as possible. There can be no legal or moral cover for terrorism. Syria reaffirms that anybody who has perpetrated crimes against its people will be held accountable."