Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari has censured the Security Council for permitting representatives of terrorist organizations to call for the convening of an emergency meeting.
During a UNSC emergency session held on Wednesday, Ja’afari also expressed his regrets that three members of the council had drafted a resolution without coordinating with his delegation.
The draft resolution, submitted by Egypt, New Zealand and Spain, calls for a 10-day humanitarian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo.
Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city, remains split between government forces in the west and foreign-backed terrorists in the east, making it a frontline battleground.
“It is high time to end this political theater” said Ja’afari, while noting that militant groups were still active in Syria and were using civilians as human shields in Aleppo.