The following statement addressed to the member parties of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties was issued by the Syrian Communist Party (Unified) on Dec. 7, prior to the full liberation of Aleppo but as it became clear that the opposition would be defeated. The Party for Socialism and Liberation opposes all U.S. intervention in Syria and will continue to help build the anti-war movement from the heart of world imperialism.
As is well known, our party, along with other progressive and patriotic parties of Syria, is struggling against what is nowadays considered one of most barbarous imperialist aggressions of the period since World War Two, a struggle against the most extremist and fundamentalist radical movements of this century like al-Nusra Front, ISIS and al-Qaeda which have been condemned internationally.
This struggle is the practical embodiment of confrontation against the imperialist projects of domination in the world and in the region – the U.S. drive to create the so-called “New Middle East.”
Tens of thousands of people have been killed, hundreds of thousands others have been wounded, and thousands of families were forced to migrate to more peaceful areas inside and outside Syria. The damages are countless, thousands of workshops and factories of middle and small industries have been destroyed as well as many large industrial structures, infrastructure, schools and hospitals. Archaeological treasures and ancient cities have been crushed. Syrian oil and other wealth of the Syrian people are being stolen and smuggled to Turkey whose regime is allied with terrorist organizations. The value of these damages is estimated at around 200 billion dollars.
The Syrian people, along with the government, Syrian army and progressive political forces of the country, has been bravely resisting this aggression since its beginning in 2011.
Terrorists who fulfill this attack on Syria have come from more than 80 countries, supported by the imperial powers of the world and their allies.
The threat now is spreading outside Syria and the region to other areas and countries, including European countries like France and Belgium. Now, terrorism is an international phenomenon, and the U.S. administration is considered the number one supporter of this project fulfilled by terrorists and mercenaries. Experts from western countries and financiers from Arab reactionary regimes, mainly Saudi Arabia and Qatar, provide support and sponsorship to terrorist organization with the cooperation of Turkey.
Facing this complicated and hard situation, Syria had to request help from the Russian Federation.
Moscow provided Syria with the support it needed to resist this barbarous aggression.
The Russian help confused the western government and the regional reactionary regimes of Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, because this support has radically changed the balance of forces on the battlefield, and helped Syria stand its ground throughout six years of war.
Syria will continue her struggle in defense of the Syrian people and to free the whole Syrian soil from aggressors.
The Syrian government informed the international community of the reasons it requested this help from the Russian Federation.
- This help comes at the request of the legitimate government.
- According to the charter of the United Nations and all international resolutions, it is prohibited for any state to attack or interfere in the internal affairs of another state.
- Any country under attack has the right of self-defense, according to international laws and norms.
At the same time as the legitimate forces are continuing to defend Syria and free the occupied territories from the terrorists, who are trying to impose their laws from 1500 years ago and commit the most bloodthirsty crimes, Syria is supporting a political solution of the crisis on the basis of stopping the bloodshed, evacuating all the occupied areas of foreign terrorist forces, as well as the holding of democratic elections in the county and initiation of a national inclusive dialogue with opposition parties in the country. Yet the terrorists, having relations with certain opposition groups, try constantly to press those groups to keep fighting the government, and to fail the political process based on the Geneva One and Two conferences as well as the Vienna meeting and the agreement between the Russian and the U.S sides.
Blood is still being shed in Syria, especially in the city of Aleppo, the second capital of the country. 75 percent of its territories were freed by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies. However, terrorists in Aleppo refused any truce to save the lives of civilians, whom they use as human shields.
Comrades, our party is most interested in confirming the following facts:
- It is not acceptable to put the offender and the victim on an equal footing.
- International law does not allow any county to interfere in the internal affairs of any other country, which is what the terrorists and their supporters do in Syria. Demanding President Assad step down is an affair to be decided only by the Syrian people.
- The aggressors are the only side who carry the full responsibility for the losses and damages in the country.
- The aggression against Syria is going along with mass media/imperialist campaign, on which billions of dollars are spent by the USA and Saudi Arabia. Through this media facts about events in the country are falsified and this information is spread around the world.
- Iraq is also under the same aggression and the Iraqi people are resisting it. It is the duty of all progressive forces of the world to supported the brave resistance of the Iraqi and Syrian peoples against the international terrorist aggressors.
The progressive parties in Syria are struggling mainly to save the living conditions of the people, especially in the circumstances of war and the unjust economic blockade against the Syrian people.
However, the Syrians have proven, throughout years of imperialist aggression, their patriotism and determination to hold on to democratic, progressive and independent life. At the same time the Syrian people support the political solution of the crisis.
Our party is looking forward to keeping our mutual connections through all available means, to give answers to any question that may occur on the situation in Syria.
The Syrian Unified Communist Party is also looking forward to cooperate with your party and all progressive and democratic parties in your country in matters of providing humanitarian aid.