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News ID: 5538
Publish Date: 10:42 - 19 November 2014
the resolution passed by the U.N. General Assembly Third Committee accusing Syria of gross violations of human rights.
The resolution presented by Saudi Arabia was approved by the majority of votes: it was supported by 125 countries while 13 states came against and another 47 abstained.
   
Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights Anatoly Viktorov said the resolution created "the atmosphere of confrontation and mistrust".

"It happens when the international community should consolidate efforts to reach the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic," he said.
   
The document's authors "act against the logic of political and diplomatic settlement by placing responsibility upon the government when not the government but the foreign opposition is needed to be pushed to starting talks with the authorities", Viktorov said.
   
The Third Committee resolution strongly condemns armed violence against the Syria people and demands the Syrian authorities immediately stop any attacks on civilian areas and public places.
   
The document does not mention the armed opposition or its illegal actions. Apart from the Syrian authorities, such actions are only attributed to such terrorist groups as the Islamic State and Jebhat al Nusra. "Killings of peaceful civilians, very often with special cruelty,
tortures, mortar shelling of residential areas, schools and other civilian facilities, hostage abduction remain 'off-camera'," Viktorov said.
   
The document also ignores ethnic and religious cleansing, he said.
 
Syrian permanent representative to the UN Bashar Jaafari criticised Saudi Arabia. Considerable claims are laid to Saudi Arabia over the human rights situation, he said.
   
"The Saudi terrorist regime, as well as the Qatari authorities, does not even recognise the right to vote of their own people that is why the regime in these countries can be only changed by a coup d'etat or successful attempted act," Jaafari said.

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