Zahra Ershadi, Iran’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Tuesday condemned indifference of the UN member states toward recent aggressions against Syria. In her speech, she called on all member states to “honor their promises” to UN Security Council Resolution 2585 regarding Syria. The following is Ershadi’s statement in the UN Security Council meeting:
We recall resolution 2585 through which the Security Council has called upon all Member States “to respond with practical steps to address the urgent needs of the Syrian people”. It is essential that the Council has also recognized “that humanitarian activities are broader than solely addressing the immediate needs of the affected population and should include support to essential services through water, sanitation, health, education, and shelter early recovery projects”. Given that the imposition of unlawful unilateral sanctions against Syria by certain countries is one of the major causes of the current humanitarian situation in that country, the Council, by using the term “practical steps”, is literally calling, though implicitly, for the removal of such sanctions, at least in areas related to “early recovery projects”.


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