Russia urges UN Security Council to discuss situation in Armenian-populated Kessab of Syria

Russia urges UN Security Council to discuss situation in Armenian-populated Kessab of Syria

YEREVAN, April 2. /ARKA/. The foreign ministry of the Russian Federation is resolutely condemning terrorists’ actions in Syria and urges the UN Security Council to discuss the situation in Kessab of Syria, the press office of the ministry said Tuesday.

Armenian-populated Kessab is located at the Syrian border with Turkey. Extremist groups linked to al-Qaeda opened at fire at Armenian settlements in Kessab. According to earlier reports, about 700 Armenian families had to flee to neighboring Latakia.

The UN Security Council has to discuss the attack on the Armenian-inhabited village of Kessab in Syria and give its assessment, the ministry said in its statement Tuesday.

The statement also says the Syrian government and the opposition should join efforts to eradicate terrorism on the Syrian land.

Any excuses aimed at delaying practical steps before a “transition government body” is set and any attempts to justify terrorists are unacceptable, says the document, Novosti-Armenia reports referring to RIA Novosti.

“The only reason for attacking seven hundred families and forcing them to leave their homes is that they were loyal to the Syrian government,” the statement says. –0--

13:45 02.04.2014

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