Foreign Ministry: Britain’s position on Syria shows brazen political hypocrisy

Damascus, SANA – Syria took a scathing swipe at Britain on Sunday over the British position on Syria and the latest statements made by its Foreign Secretary, condemning Britain’s “political hypocrisy”.

In two letters it addressed to the UN Secretary General and Chairman of the Security Council, Foreign and Expatriates Ministry dismissed the escalation in the “brazen” attitude of some British officials on the situation in Syria, including those of the Foreign Office.

The British officials, the letters said, are meddling in issues that are not their specialty according to the international law and the UN Charter.

The British government, they said, has no right to peach to others about democracy, human rights and combating terrorism when it itself has employed all its capabilities and brought into play its “colonialist experience” in providing all forms of support, including financially, militarily, politically and media-wise, to the terrorist organizations in Syria.

The fact that the British government has sent terrorists and extremists to Syria, such as its national “John, the ISIS Slaughterer”, and harbored over tens of years others like Abu Qatada and Omar Abdel-Rahman reveals Britain’s “political hypocrisy and the falseness of its claims about promoting democracy, fighting terrorism and protecting human rights,” according to the letters.

The Foreign Ministry said the obvious aim of Britain sending letters to the Security Council, like that with the number S/641, 2015, and the clear implications of the British Foreign Secretary’s statements can only have one meaning; providing direct support to the terrorist organizations.

It described as “outrageous” the attitude of the British officials who are denying Syria’s right to fighting terrorism off its people and driving imported terrorists, including from Britain, away.

This, the letters said, contradicts the countries’ duty of defending their territories and people under the UN Charter and in accordance with the international law and the Security Council resolutions.

Citing an example that quite reveals Britain’s political hypocrisy and double standard policy, the Ministry reminded of Prime Minister David Cameron’s statements back on August 11, 2011 when he threatened to use the force of army to stop protests, where three people were killed and over 750 others were arrested.

“We will not let any phony concerns about human rights get in the way of the publication of these pictures and the arrest of these individuals,” the letters cited Cameron as saying.

It said that Britain should rather preach to itself, especially that it is a permanent member state of the UN, before preaching to others since many people, including of the region’s countries and those of Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, are up till now suffering from the colonialist policies of Britain and other colonialist states.

H. Said

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