Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Syria to Armenia Mohammad Haj Ibrahim today said that the groups perpetrating terrorist acts against the Syrians are the grandchildren and descendants of the people who perpetrated the genocides against Armenians and other nations in the past.
He added that Turkey is currently showing aggression against Syria, and the terrorist groups in Idlib and other areas are supported by the Turkish government.
“The resolution on recognition of the Armenian Genocide that the Syrian parliament adopted today, confirms the Armenian Genocide that the Ottoman government perpetrated in the 20th century in the territory of Syria and Western Armenia. The resolution also condemns any attempt of denial of the crime and distortion of historical truth. This crime is one of the most brutal and repulsive crimes ever committed against humanity. The Syrian parliament also calls on the international community to recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide,” Mohammad Haj Ibrahim said, adding that the Syrian government has deep respect for the Armenians of Syria and has always held events commemorating the victims in the Armenian-populated areas of Syria.
“In 2015, the parliamentary speaker attended the events dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial. The Armenians who survived the genocide and moved to Syria have always been an integral part of Syrian society. Syria has built many churches eternalizing the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. In addition, this year, the topic of the Armenian Genocide was incorporated in school textbooks,” Mohammad Haj Ibrahim concluded.