Speaker: Whoever wants to fight terrorism must cooperate with Syria
Speaker of the People’s Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said that the terrorist war against Syria is becoming fiercer despite the Security Council’s resolution No. 2170 which called on the world’s countries to fight terrorism, particularly the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations.
He affirmed that the U.S. and Western movements to form an alliance outside the framework of the Security Council to fight ISIS do not reflect a true will to confront terrorism.
In a speech during the People’s Assembly session on Sunday, al-Laham said that the countries which joined this alliance are the ones that armed, financed, trained, and sent terrorists to Syria, weather these terrorists are affiliated to ISIS or Jabhat al-Nusra, pointing out that the aforementioned countries have rejected to cooperate with Russia, China, Iran, and Syria to fight terrorism.
“Are there any sane persons who could think about fighting terrorism without cooperation with the countries which are exposed to it?” The Speaker wondered.
He also added that whoever truly wants to fight terrorism must learn from Syria and its army and to cooperate with its government according to a long-term plan.
Al-Laham hailed the role of the Syrian Arab Army in confronting terrorism imposed on the country.
He also urged the newly-appointed government to shoulder its responsibility and address the citizens’ needs.
Addressing the government’s members, Al-Laham said “great are the hopes pinned on you and us, and so are the challenges…Therefore, we are required to develop ideas and figure out possible solutions amid these difficult circumstances to bridge the gap between the state’s institutions and citizens.”
Al-Laham reviewed in his speech the damage caused to the agricultural and industrial sectors which, he said, requires concerted efforts to have them resurrected.