GENEVA / SYRIA TALKS PRESSER

22-Apr-2016 00:02:32
Syrian ambassador Bashar Ja’afari told reporters in Geneva, his government has been able to provide relief to its citizens despite “unfair and unjust” sanctions imposed on his country. UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: GENEVA / SYRIA TALKS PRESSER
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SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV
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LANGUAGE: ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 22 APRIL 2016, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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RECENT – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Aerial shot, Palais des Nations

22 APRIL 2016, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

2. Pan right, De Mistura entering the meeting
3. Pan right, Ja’afari entering the meeting
4. Wide shot, Syrian government delegation arriving
5. Close up, Ja’afari
6. Wide shot, Syrian delegation in the meeting
7. Med shot, Ja’afari
8. Close up, De Mistura
9. Wide shot, De Mistura and his team
10. Wide shot, Ja’afari approaching the stakeout with Syrian delegation
11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Syrian Arab Republic:
“When we speak of unilateral coercive measure, this includes obviously embargoing Syrian banks and prohibiting investments, with the exception of one investment seen as legitimate – the investment in the spread of terrorism and the killing of Syrians. It seems this project is successful for the countries that are imposing economic sanctions on us unfairly and unjustly.”
12. Wide shot, interpreter and press
13. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Syrian Arab Republic:
“The shedding of crocodile tears by some in the humanitarian task force in Geneva over the humanitarian situation in Syria is nothing but hypocrisy and lies which everyone is now a witness to.”
14. Wide shot, Media personnel
15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Syrian Arab Republic:
“Despite this, the so-called international community in coordination with the United Nations Secretariat unfortunately chose to give the Turkish regime the honour to host the first humanitarian summit, and the Qatari regime the honour to head the alliance of civilizations, and the Saudi regime the honour to head the United Nations centre to combat terrorism.”
16. Wide shot, Syrian delegation
17. Pan left, Cameraperson
18. Zoom out, Ja’afari ending the press conference
STORYLINE
Syrian ambassador Bashar Ja’afari told reporters in Geneva, his government has been able to provide relief to its citizens despite “unfair and unjust” sanctions imposed on his country.

Ja’afari spoke at a press conference following a meeting with the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura which focused on the humanitarian situation in the country.

Ja’afari said 65 trucks carrying aid supplies entered the city of Rastan yesterday and noted that, over the past 4 months alone, humanitarian workers have been able to reach hotspots on 42 separate occasions in coordination with the Syrian government and the Syrian Red Cross.

He said of the 6.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), 1.7 million have been able to return to their hometowns with the assistance of the Syrian government. The government also set up 504 shelters for IDPs and is offering health, education, food, and other services. He said the government is also offering “monetary compensation to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods.”

Jafa’ari said his government is able to do all this despite “unilateral coercive measures” taken by the European Union, the United States “and its satellite countries” and some Arabs. He added, “this includes obviously embargoing Syrian banks and prohibiting investments, with the exception of one investment seen as legitimate – the investment in the spread of terrorism and the killing of Syrians.”

Ja’afari said members of the Security Council know that organized terrorist networks supervised by certain intelligence agencies are being brought to Syria through its borders. He said, “Despite this, the so-called international community in coordination with the United Nations Secretariat unfortunately chose to give the Turkish regime the honour to host the first humanitarian summit, and the Qatari regime the honour to head the alliance of civilizations, and the Saudi regime the honour to head the United Nations centre to combat terrorism.”

The Syrian ambassador said his delegation agreed with the Special Envoy to dedicate the next round of talks – which will be held on Monday - to discuss their “amendments to de Mistura’s paper.”
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