Lavrov: Unacceptable to Divide Terrorists Into ’Good & Bad Ones’
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressed the High-Level Segment of the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
Some members of the UN Human Rights Council aren't ready to condemn the international terrorism under the pretext of upholding the freedom of speech, Lavrov said, adding that the international community shouldn't divide terrorists on "good and bad ones."
"The manifest unwillingness of some Council members to unequivocally condemn international terrorism in all of its forms and manifestations under the pretext of upholding freedom of expression is striking."
He further stressed: "We believe that dividing terrorists into the ‘good' and ‘bad' ones is unacceptable, especially when it is done depending on the extremists' proclaimed objectives or sources of financing."
The minister added that Russia would continue fighting against such double standards.
"Russia continues to fight this vicious practice of double standards and supports the Syrian army in its move to destroy terrorism," Lavrov added.
Relatively, speaking about the situation in Syria, he said that militants in Syria's Eastern Ghouta were hindering the supply of humanitarian aid to the area as well as the evacuation of civilians by continuing shelling Damascus.
"The people of Syria today face the direst humanitarian crisis. UN Security Council Resolution 2401 has established a framework for all parties to agree upon conditions to alleviate the plight of civilians throughout the territory of the country. Russia together with the Syrian Government has already announced the establishment of humanitarian corridors in Eastern Ghouta. Now it is the turn to act for militants entrenched there, who still continue shelling Damascus, blocking aid deliveries and the evacuation of those wishing to leave, as well as for their sponsors," Lavrov said.
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