GCC denounces UN inaction on Aleppo

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GCC denounces UN inaction on Aleppo

GCC denounces UN inaction on Aleppo

(Manama) – Arab Foreign ministers and their Turkish counterpart expressed deep regret at the UN’s inability to stop indiscriminate air strikes on Syria’s Aleppo.

This came during the fifth joint ministerial meeting of the strategic dialogue between the GCC Foreign Ministers and their Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa represented Bahrain in the conference held in Riyadh.

“Ministers condemned the escalation of military operations in Aleppo by the regime and its supporters through indiscriminate air raids against the civilian population and infrastructure,” the GCC-Turkey communique said.

The statement called for lifting the siege on Syrian cities to allow unimpeded delivery of humanitarian assistance and reiterated commitment for a political solution, which ensures a transition whereby the people can fully express themselves according to the Geneva (1) Communiqué and United Nations relevant resolutions.

The ministers also reaffirmed their support for international Coalition and other operations against all terrorist organisations, reaffirming that the areas liberated from “Daesh” should remain terrorist-free.