Jaafari: “Ankara needs to withdraw their soldiers from Afrin”
Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari stated that they are hoping that the triple mechanism made up of Russia, Iran and Turkey will pressure Turkey to withdraw their military units.
Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari spoke to Russian news agency Sputnik and said Turkey is in violation of the Astana agreements, UN Security Council resolutions and Non-Aligned Movement’s principles.
Jaafari said: “According to the Astana agreements, Turkey should have sent lightly armed police to observe and inspect terrorist organizations in Idlib.”
But Turkey deployed soldiers instead, and thus violated the Astana agreements, according to Jaafari, who also stated that they worked on the list of candidates for the Constitutional Commission expressed in the triple summit.
When asked whether Damascus submitted a list of candidates, Jaafari said: “No, efforts continue still. We continue to work on this with Russia and Iran.”
Jaafari demanded that the Turkish state withdraw their soldiers from Afrin, and added that they are hoping the triple mechanism will pressure Turkey on this matter. Jaafari said: “Turkey needs to withdraw their troops from Afrin. I am hoping the Turkish government will be put under pressure on this matter. Ankara’s actions in Afrin are in violation of UN Security Council resolutions and the Non-Aligned Movement’s principles.