Foreign Ministry: Syria calls on UNSC to condemn terrorist acts
Dec 2, 2013
Damascus, (SANA) – Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent on Monday two identical letters to the chairman of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General on the attack launched early this morning by the armed terrorist groups on Maloula town in Damascus countryside and sabotage of churches and houses.
In the letters, the Ministry said, “In Several letters sent already, we stressed that the Syrian Arab Republic is facing a barbarian war launched by extremist takfiri gangs targeting its present and future.”
The Ministry added that the terrorist takfiri groups attacked Monday morning the ancient town of Maloula in Damascus countryside which is the only town in the world where the habitants are still speaking the language of Jesus Christ and they sabotaged the churches and houses of the civilians and broke into St. Thecla Convent and held Mother Superior Pelagia Sayyaf and a number of nuns hostage.
The Ministry said, “Another proof of the armed terrorist groups’ scorn of religious symbols of various religions and denominations is the terrorists’ mortar attack on the Great Umayyad Mosque on 30/11/2013 in Damascus which caused the martyrdom of 4 citizens, including a child and a woman, and the injury of 26 others. The terrorists also destroyed recently several religious shrines in Aleppo city.’
“Given these facts, we call on the Security Council to condemn these terrorist acts in the strongest terms, and we call on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and exert pressure on the countries which are supporting these groups to stop providing them with logistical and financial support,” the Ministry added.
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