ARAB STATES SUPPORT EFFORTS TO HOLD UN EMERGENCY MEETING FOR SYRIA

CAIRO, The Arab League Permanent Delegates’ Council on Thursday affirmed support for efforts by the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to hold an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly to halt “the atrocities carried out by the (Syrian) regime and its allies against the Syrian people.”

The delegates, at end of their irregular meeting for Syria, issued a statement, calling on the international community to pressure the Syrian regime to open safe humanitarian corridors to exit stranded civilians in the embattled city of Aleppo.

It also condemned in strongest terms “the atrocious operations waged against the civilians in the city.”

The Arab statement deemed the Syrian regime practices in Aleppo and other Syrian cities as “crimes of war and flagrant breaches of the international laws and the Fourth Geneva Convention,” also urging for prosecution of the “aggressors by an international court.”

The Security Council, the statement said, must shoulder its full responsibilities with respect of preserving security and peace and halt the fighting in all Syrian regions.

It re-affirmed commitment to Syria’s independence, sovereignty and territorial sanctity and its unwavering stance for combating terrorism.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK