Dec 21, 2018 07:27 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 18, 2020 21:52 Asia/Tehran]

Syria’s permanent representative to the UN said that the international community has to help Syria to eliminate the remnants of the terrorist organizations.

Iran PressMiddle East: Speaking at a UN Security Council session on the state in the Middle East on Thursday, Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Bashar Al-Jaafari added that Syria is writing the last chapter of its fight against terrorism.

According to Iran Press, Al-Jaafari noted that Syria is open to any initiatives that help it come out of the crisis, affirming that the constitution is an absolute Syrian sovereign issue.

Syria’s permanent representative to the UN added that Syria is ready to actively participate in any genuine effort to reach a political solution through which the Syrians alone decide their future without any foreign intervention.

Al-Jaafari went on to say that the success of any political track in Syria requires work with the Syrian state and pre-cooperation with it, saying that it also requires an international commitment to overcome the remnants of terrorists and end the illegitimate presence of foreign troops  on the Syrian territories.

Syria’s representative affirmed that Syria hopes the current committee on discussing the constitution, emerging from the Syrian-Syrian national dialogue congress in Sochi, would be formed as soon as possible.

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Iran's Deputy Ambassador to the UN Es'haq Al-e Habib also addressed the session, urged the world body to throw its weight behind the ongoing political process on Syria and help rebuild the war-wracked country.

The senior Iranian diplomat further called for the withdrawal of the foreign forces operating on Syrian soil without the Damascus government's permit.

Al-e Habib further emphasized the need for the continuation of peace efforts in parallel with counter-terrorism battles based on international law.

It is the Syrian people who can decide their country's fate, and the international community can only help facilitate that process, he added.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country. 101/201

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