Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi on Wednesday called for “immediate” and “unconditional” withdrawal of US forces from Syria criticizing the US forces for looting Syria's oil and wealth through continuous occupation of the war-stricken country.
The Arab League and Syria categorically condemned US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the occupied territories of Palestine in West Bank and the occupied portion of Syria’s Golan Heights, describing it as a clear violation of international law.
Syria’s longtime Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, a career diplomat who became one of the country’s most prominent faces to the world during the nine-year bloody war on the country, died on Monday, the government said. He was 79.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said an international conference on return of refugees, which will begin tomorrow in Damascus, could be a good basis for continuing humanitarian efforts and beginning of reconstruction and restoring security in the war-torn Arab country.
Millions of Syrian refugees who fled their country's war should start returning home to help rebuild Syria now that large parts of the Arab nation enjoy relative peace, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari reiterated that his country is not in possession of chemical weapons and remains committed to cooperating with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).