MOSCOW, (SANA)- Information Minister, Omran al-Zoubi, said that the EU decision allowing importing stolen oil from the "armed opposition" in Syria is a violation of the UN Charter and the international law rules.
an interview with Russia Today channel, al-Zoubi affirmed that the
Syria state is present throughout Syria from Daraa in the south to the
Syrian-Turkish border in the north and not necessarily in the form of
military forces, a mayor or a local council, and is running affairs in
He added that even in the
areas where the armed terrorist groups operate, the state is performing
its duties and citizens are receiving wages and all forms of food
supplies and other services.
said the Syrian opposition has no political power as it is disunited and
lacking in political projects, plans and programs needed by the
He stressed that the concept of
the armed opposition does not exist, saying there is an opposition and
there are armed terrorist groups, which are two different things.
clarified that the opposition is a peaceful and political concept,
whereas the armed terrorist groups are a security and military concept,
referring to the acts of aggression committed by the terrorist groups in
Syria against military posts and residential areas.
on the Israeli newspapers' claims that the Syrian government have used
chemical weapons during battles with the "armed opposition", al-Zoubi
said the Israeli newspapers are not reliable references of credibility,
stressing that the Syrian government and the armed forces did not and
will not use any chemical weapons, if it has any.
reiterated that Syria is one of the few countries in the region which
do not posses weapons of mass destruction or nuclear or chemical
weapons, reaffirming that it was the armed terrorist groups which used
chemical weapons in Khan al-Assal area in Aleppo.
Information Minister noted that Syria has cooperated with the UN with
regard to sending experts to investigate the incident, but the UN and
its Secretary General started talking about the need to conduct a probe
and search in other areas in Syria in which they claimed that the Syrian
forces used chemical weapons despite the fact that no complaints were
He added that the UN wants to
have an expert mission in the style of those which led to the
destruction of Iraq, and now they want the armed terrorist groups to get
away with their crime by neglecting the issue.