Unrest has engulfed Syria for more than a year and the foreign fianancial, military and logistic support for the armed gangs fighting against the Syrian government has intensified the crisis.
Press TV has interviewed the president of the Syrian UN Association, George Jabour, from the Syrian Capital city of Damascus to further discuss the issue.
The following is an approximate transcripte of the interview.
Mr. Jabour you know, there is increasing evidence of external support such as, Qatari, Saudi and even now German for Syrian rebels. With so many hands in the pot, how is the future of Syria looking at this point?
Well, it seems to me that there are so many mercenaries working in Syria with the encouragement of their respective countries. I certainly do not like it, the future of Syria with this group of mercenaries working on its land certainly calls for all sorts of anxiety, but then I would like to appeal through you to the United Nation’s Security Council and to the United Nation’s Secretary General to take this matter into the attention of international bodies because mercenaries fighting is a duty on the United Nations. It is incumbent on the United Nations to fight irregular armies.
Irregular armies have a situation whereby they can break international law without any punishment; there is no state responsible for them.
So I appeal to Ban Ki Moon; as the President of the United Nations’ Association of Syria, to take this matter seriously.
If he looks into the article of the international Herald Tribune two days ago on that CIA working in Turkey and furnishing arms to the Syrian armed opposition groups in order to differentiate between those who belong to al-Qaeda and those who do not belong to al-Qaeda, you will find, that is what the newspaper said, you will find that there is a real breach of the international law and that the United Nations’ Secretary General stands to answer questions on this.
I also appeal to President Obama because he considers himself to be a responsible president for a responsible state, I called for him to be more responsible in trying to hold bloodshed in Syria because what his agents are doing in Turkey, certainly contributes to more bloodshed in Syria in the name of the Human Rights, in the name of the Syrian people, in the name of …, as I work on human rights, I appeal to President Obama, I appeal to the United Nations’ Secretary General to stop those mercenaries.
Mr. Jabour what is the game plan at this point for those countries who are now openly admitting and calling for intervention in Syria?
I mean has in essense intervention become something acceptable to the international community?
It is not, it is against international law, but then again you know that intervention continues to be the lifestyle of many states.
As a matter of fact you can not check intervention by good manners. You have to counter intervention by active measures.
As a matter of fact, I think that what we are witnessing in the region and in the world, is a sort of return of the Russian-American rivalry and I believe that both the Russian President and the American President are responsible enough to try to stop the bloodshed in Syria in the name of the human rights, in the name of the right of everybody to live, to enjoy his life.
I appeal to the presidents of Russia and the United States and again to the United Nations’ Secretary General to try to stop bloodshed, especially through the checking of the mercenaries exercising more checks on mercenaries.
As a matter of fact they have to eliminate all sorts of irregular armies. This is a duty of the United Nations and of the international law.
I know that international law is not applicable always, but then we have to strengthen the international law; without international law the whole world will become a big, what Thomas Hobbes used to call leviathan.