US, Turkish occupation of Syria must end: Syrian Defense Minister
Syria has been subjected to systematic theft and looting, as well as a violation of its territorial sovereignty due to non-conformity with international law.
SANA reported on Tuesday that the Minister of Defense, Gen. Ali Mahmoud Abbas, said Syria, with the support of its allies, is advancing steadily on the path of victory over terrorism and the restoration of stability.
During the Moscow Int’l Security Conference, Gen. Abbas added that the conference is of utmost importance to address projects of military expansionism and colonialism.
“The doors of Syria are always open to our allies, while those who threaten our land, history, and our future will find before them a people who refuse humiliation, and will make every necessary sacrifice for the sake of the dignity of their homeland,” Minister Abbas said.
The top Syrian official added, “We call on the international community to exert pressure to lift the unjust coercive measures imposed on Syria by the US and Western regimes.”
“We stress the necessity of ending the American and Turkish occupation of Syrian territories in order to extend the State’s control over them and to be able to invest in their resources that are subject to looting and theft,” Gen. Abbas said.
General Abbas affirmed that Russia, with its political and military leadership, headed by President Vladimir Putin, and in cooperation with its allies, is able to put an end to US arrogance and European intransigence, restore things to as they should, and reestablish respect for international law.
According to Abbas, maximum efforts should be exerted to address these aggressive and subversive policies that will only lead to the continuation of chaos and destruction, the spread of terrorism, disasters, and conflicts, and consequently the continued suffering of people who face immeasurable dangers posed by epidemics, food insecurity, and social insecurity which requires setting up effective mechanisms.
These mechanisms are aimed at reducing their suffering and charting a better future for our coming generations whose main motto is “love, peace, and stability”, he added.
Abbas stressed that Syria, under the leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad, is looking forward to enhancing cooperation with allied countries in all fields, particularly in the field of combating terrorism, reconstruction, and consolidating security and stability in the region and the world, as well as demanding the international community to assume its moral and humanitarian responsibilities toward all peoples in our region.
“Our region, which suffers from the scourge of war, destruction, terrorism, and epidemics, is subjected to systematic destruction targeting its history and human civilization. The right to life and self-determination must be safeguarded away from injustice, domination, and exploitation practiced by some forces and regimes that support terrorism and that do not value neither law nor humanitarian or moral principles” he said, concluding his statement.