Foreign Ministry: US Administrations Have Committed Systematic Human Rights violations, including killing thousands of people in Raqqa

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has affirmed that the  US  administrations have committed systematic violations of human rights against the peoples of the world, including killing thousands of people in the Syrian city of Raqqa and destroying it completely, calling for an international investigation into the crimes against humanity committed by these administrations in different parts of the world.

 Marking the 70th  anniversary  of International Day for Human Rights , the Ministry said  in a statement on Thursday, which SANA received a copy, “the government of the Syrian Arab Republic reminds of the crimes committed by the illegitimate US- led “international coalition", including killing thousands of citizens in Raqqa city, destroying the city completely in a blatant violation of human rights conventions and the rules of the international law and using internationally-banned  phosphorous bombs against Syrian women and children.

 The Ministry stated that enhancing the international Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th , 1948, requires conducting an international investigation into  the  crimes against humanity and human rights  perpetrated  by  the US administrations all over the world including in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons and  the secret prisons in Europe.

The ministry concluded its statement by saying that many human rights  protocols seize the opportunity of the International Human Rights Day to emphasize condemnation of the US practices and violations of human rights and to stress that all countries of the world should coordinate their efforts  in order not to allow the United States and its allies to use human rights as a tool to suppress people's will and aspirations.

Rawaa Ghanam