KSA and UAE are Urging Syrian Regime to end the Deadly Violence In Ghouta
The Syrian regime is channeling a deadly assault on Syria’s rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, and the Gulf States of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates making their stance clear! Earlier today, the two Gulf States called Damascus to end the severe violence and pursue the political and peaceful solution.
“We stress the need for the Syrian regime to stop the violence, to allow in humanitarian aid, and to take seriously the path of a political solution to the crisis. We are concerned over the continuation of Syrian regime attacks on Eastern Ghouta and the impact on civilians there.” Stated the Saudi foreign ministry. The statement also urged Damascus to adhere to UN Security Council resolution 2254, which calls for a nationwide ceasefire and a political transition.
In a similar manner, the Emirati foreign ministry also expressed concern at the escalation of violence and called for an “immediate truce” to halt the bloodshed and protect civilians. It also called for allowing humanitarian and medical aid to civilians.Syrian jets have been raining bombs on the eastern suburbs of Damascus in recent days, killing more than 300 people which sparked international outrage.
United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres described the death and devastation that has engulfed Eastern Ghouta since Sunday as “hell on earth”, and joined France in calling for an immediate humanitarian truce. According to the Dailymail, the UN Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire to allow deliveries of aid and medical evacuations.