It is time for serious action to end Syrians’ suffering: Iraqi President

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The continuation of the Syrian crisis and its humanitarian repercussions on the Syrian people has become unacceptable, Iraqi President, Barham Salih said, according to the Iraqi News Agency.

In his speech during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly yesterday, on Thursday, Salih stressed that “the time has come for a serious move to end the suffering of the Syrians.”  

The Syrian-Iraqi relations have not been cut during the last decade, despite the tensions that witnessed in the political relations between Syria and the Arab countries, especially after freezing Syria’s membership in the Arab League following the ongoing war in Syria.   

In August, the Conference for Cooperation and Partnership started in Baghdad with the participation of nine countries, namely Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and France, in addition to representatives of the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, with the absence of Syria.  

Regarding the absence of Syrian representation, the Iraqi minister said at the time: “Syria understands the Iraqi position. We have always called for Syria’s return to the Arab meetings. Its absence from the conference is because the Syrian issue is disputed, and we wanted to stay away from contentious issues.”  

In the context of international calls to end the “Syrian crisis,” Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ayman Safadi said that “the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria must end.”  

Reporting by Muhammad al-Qadi