Sat Sep 23 2017, 5:07:39 +03

OIC Strongly Condemns Chemical Weapons Attack in Southern Syria

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld- Rajab 9,1438H) The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued a strong condemnation of the Chemical attack that targeted the city of Khan Sheikhun in IdlibProvince, southern Syria, and which resulted in the death of 58 people mostly among innocent children, as well as in hundreds of injuries among defenseless citizens.

The OIC Secretary General, Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmed Al Othaimeen, condemned the policy of killings and massacres against the innocent citizens in Syria and the use of internationally prohibited bombs and weaponry in air attacks amounting to war crimes. The Secretary General called on the international community to adopt urgent measures to put an end to the bloodshed in Syria and ensure protection for the Syrian people.

Al Othaimeen reiterated the OIC’s support for the Syrian people’s legitimate demands and called on the Syrian regime to stop using the war machinery, torture and killings against its own people. He noted that such mindless criminal acts form an obstruction and a jeopardy to the peace negotiations.

He also reaffirmed the OIC’s support for all the regional and international initiatives aimed at reaching a political solution to the crisis such as to end the Syrian people’s ordeal and stop the killings, the devastations and the ravages and such as to meet the Syrian people’s legitimate aspirations to freedom, justice and equality, through the implementation of the Geneva I declaration and the relevant UN Security Council’s resolutions, which insist on the need to facilitate the initiation of a peace process that would lead to a transition in line with Syrian people’s aspirations and allow the people to determine their own future in an independent and democratic way.