Moualem told the UN General Assembly on Monday that his country has been
facing "organised terrorism" for over a year, a reference to the
countries that are backing the armed opposition in its fight against the
"In what context can we classify the explicit
request of the United States from the armed terrorist groups not to
surrender their arms as a response to amnesty decrees and decisions
issued by the Syrian leadership?" Moualem asked.
"We also wonder to what extent the statements of Qatar, Saudi Arabia,
Turkey, the United States, and France that clearly induce and support
terrorism in Syria with money, weapons and foreign fighters, are in line
with the international responsibilities of these countries in combating
The US and France have called for regime change in
Syria while Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are widely believed to be
arming rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Qatar's emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani told the assembly last week that Arab countries should intervene
in Syria out of "national, humanitarian, political and military duties"
in the face of the UN Security Council's failure to act.
Fighting in the country has left up to 30,000 people dead, according to estimates by activists.
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