Syria, Allowed to Speak at the UN, Calls Israel a ‘Terrorist’ State
At the UN last week, Syria was represented by Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem.
He called Israel a “terrorist” state:
Syria is confronting mercenary terrorists on its territory today, but it has long confronted a different kind of terrorism; the terrorism of Israel that has occupied a precious part of our land in the Syrian Golan since 4 June 1967. Our Syrian Arab people in the Occupied Golan continue to suffer as a result of Israel’s oppressive and aggressive practices. These practices are no longer confined to the Occupied Golan, and are currently affecting the security and life of Syrians in the southern part of the country. Israel is intervening militarily to assist in every way the terrorist organizations operating in that area.
Syria calls on the international community to put an effective end to all these practices and to compel Israel to implement relevant United Nations resolutions, particularly resolution 497 on the Occupied Syrian Golan.
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Isn’t it great when a country that is murdering tens of thousands of its own people tries to insult others?
But Syria did have kind words for some:
[The UN] should also compel Israel to allow the Palestinian people to enjoy their inalienable rights, including the establishment of their independent state, with Jerusalem as its capital, and the return of Palestine refugees to their land, in accordance with internationally-recognized resolutions.
…We congratulate Cuba and Iran on reaching agreements to lift the embargo imposed on them and we look forward to their implementation. We renew our call for removing the illegal economic measures imposed on the Syrian people and on other independent peoples in the world, notably the peoples of the DPRK, Venezuela and Belarus.
These are all of the countries mentioned favorably by Syria.
They all have lots in common with Syria, too.