Mar 31, 2019 19:37 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 20, 2019 21:09 Asia/Tehran]
  • Any resolution of Syria conflict must guarantee its territorial integrity: UN Chief

The Secretary General of the United Nations emphasized that any resolution of Syria conflict must guarantee the territorial integrity of Syria.

Iran Press/ America: Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has stressed the importance of guaranteeing Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity in any resolution on the conflict in the Arab country.

“Any resolution of the Syrian conflict must guarantee the unity, [and] the territorial integrity of Syria, including the occupied Golan,” he said in an address to an Arab League summit in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on Sunday.

According to Reuters, Guterres added: "As millions of Syrians remain displaced and in need, and tens of thousands are arbitrarily detained…we must keep working to forge a political path to a sustainable peace in which all Syrians are heard, grievances are addressed, and needs are met."

Elsewhere in his Sunday address, the UN chief said the Middle East faces “turbulent winds” from “the wars in Yemen and Syria,” to “the rise and fall of Daesh” and "the persistent denial of the right to self-determination for the Palestinian people."

"I strongly appeal for the unity of the Arab world as a fundamental condition for peace and prosperity in the region, and to avoid leaving the region vulnerable to interference by foreign parties with destabilizing effects,” Guterres said, calling for a regional vision rooted in cooperation, respect and mutual interest.

Trump signed a decree recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights at the start of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington last Monday.

Since then, the Trump administration has caused a furore by Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Israel's "sovereignty" over the occupied Golan Heights.105/211/203



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