Syrian Foreign Ministry on Monday
overtly accused Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey of rendering
financial support and arms supplies to the armed insurgent groups on
ground in Syria.
In a letter sent to the chief of the UN Security Council and the secretary general of the UN, the ministry said the "armed terrorist groups" have unleashed assaults on innocent civilians and public and private facilities, particularly in capital Damascus and Aleppo, Syria's largest city and commercial hub.
It said the armed groups, "which are overtly supported with money and arms from the Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, have committed heinous crimes against the innocent civilians in those cities (Aleppo and Damascus)."
The ministry charged that Turkey has facilitated a safe passage for a large number of mercenaries into Syria, adding that those mercenaries have taken over a number of crowded neighborhoods in Aleppo and shielded behind the people there, killing those who didn't comply with their demands and forced others at gun point to leave their residents.
The ministry made a connection between the surge of violence by the armed opposition and the latest visit by special joint envoy Kofi Annan to Syria, in which a number of measures have been agreed upon in order to bring back security and stability to Syria.
In the letter, the ministry said it's unfortunate that some countries, which pretend they are concerned about the Syrians, have not practiced pressures on the armed groups on ground to halt their armed operations and join the political process, which is demanded by the UN and agreed upon by Syria.
It said that the armed opposition's rejection to embark on a political process is the reason behind the faltering efforts of the UN observers and the Syrian government.
The ministry stressed that the voices from Arab and Western capitals, which are accusing the Syrian government of escalating the situation in Syria instead on calling on the armed groups to halt their assaults, aim "desperately to provide a political cover for the armed groups" and to provide them with financial support and arms supplies.
It said the law-enforcement forces are conducting their duty to protect the citizens in accordance to many humanitarian laws and the initial understanding that have been recently concluded between the UN Supervision Mission and the Syrian government.
The ministry lashed out at some western countries' calls to act on Syria outside the UN Security Council, where resolutions could be vetoed, saying that such calls aim to conflagrate the Syrian crisis in a bid to impose political conditions that would eventually lead to the destruction of the Syrian state.
The ministry concluded by reassuring the country's commitment to the six-point peace plan by Annan, adding that there will be no solution to the Syrian crisis but with the participation of representatives of the Syrian people in a national dialogue that would guarantee sparing the Syrian blood and preserve the dignity of the citizens.
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