Khaddam in a message to the heads of states that are permanent members of the Security Council: The Syrian people are being subjected to brutal genocide crimes that meet the description stipulated in international law.

publisher: منتدى الثورة السورية

Publishing date: 2011-08-06


President Barack Obama, President of the United States of America.

President Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic.

President Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation.

President Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China.

Prime Minister David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

After more than four decades of oppression, persecution, confiscation of freedoms, and depriving the Syrian citizens of their basic rights, as well as terrorizing and impoverishing them, and looting the country’s wealth, the Syrian people launched peaceful demonstrations in mid-March, demanding freedom, dignity, and democracy.

Since that day, the Syrian people have been subjected to brutal crimes committed by the military and security apparatuses under the orders of the head of state.

All of these crimes are acts of genocide that fall under the description outlined in international law.

During this period and until now, more than two thousand people have been killed, and more than eight thousand injured. Additionally, over twenty thousand citizens have been detained, subjected to the worst forms of torture, and dozens have been killed during torture, including a large number of children, women, and elderly individuals.

The army that the Syrians established after gaining independence to protect and defend the homeland has transformed into an occupying force that invades cities and villages, kills people, and employs all types of weapons, including tanks, artillery, and helicopters.

The Syrian people, who are facing crimes of murder and genocide, appeal to you to take the actions outlined in the United Nations Charter and international human rights principles to protect them and empower them to achieve their aspirations. Among these measures is the establishment of a no-fly zone and protection from repression in the province of Deir ez-Zor in the eastern region of Syria and in other border provinces to serve as a safe haven for Syrians facing oppression.

The warm reception of the American and French ambassadors in the city of Hama, considered one of the most important national strongholds in Syria’s history, is a message on behalf of the Syrian people to the international community to make decisions and take actions that protect them from the genocidal crimes committed by the ruling regime and assist them in realizing their aspirations to build a civil and democratic state.

As part of its approach to destroy the aspirations and ambitions of the Syrian people in achieving freedom and democracy, the ruling regime in Syria continues its plan by invading cities and rural areas. Its invasion of the city of Hama on the morning of July 31, 2011, resulting in the killing and injuring of hundreds of citizens, was a message directed to the international community and also to all the nations that condemned its crimes.

While the military and security forces were shelling the city of Hama to facilitate its invasion, other units of the army were besieging the city of Deir ez-Zor and shelling it with artillery with the aim of invading it.

We would like to inform you that the Syrian people are questioning the reasons for the hesitation of the international community in taking measures to protect them. We also hope that you can appreciate the seriousness of the potential transformation of peaceful protests into armed conflict carried out by desperate groups turning to extremism and taking up arms against the army and the regime’s supporters. This could turn Syria into a haven for extremists coming from outside its borders, and Syria might then become a base for extremism in the entire region, potentially extending beyond its borders.

Assuming your responsibility in protecting the Syrian people and assisting them in achieving their aspirations will lead to a new stability in the region, rather than the fragile stability that currently exists. This serves international security and peace.