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Ex-Minister: Syria to Give Firm Response to Violation of Territorial Integrity by Turkey
19 August 2015.
Former Syrian Information Minister Mehdi Dakhlallah warned against Turkey's plot to create a buffer zone in Northern Syria, and vowed the Damascus government's crushing response to any such violation of its sovereignty.
"Syria will react resolutely to any foreign intervention in accordance with the international law; therefore any violation of Syria's sovereignty will face the country's firm response," Dakhlallah told FNA on Wednesday.
He reiterated that Turkey supports the terrorist groups in its neighboring countries, including Iraq and Syria, and said, "The Ankara government's support for the terrorists will soon backfire."
On Tuesday, a senior Syrian legislator blasted Turkey for implementing the US and its allies' disintegration plots against the regional states, and said Syria will never allow a buffer zone on its soil.
"The plan is a prelude to disintegrate a country which enjoys an independent sovereignty and therefore, Syria will never allow its implementation and we urge resistance inside Syria and the region against this ominous plot of the westerners," Maria Sa'adah told FNA.
She referred to the recent remarks by Leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group Seyed Hassan Nasrallah on the necessity for resistance against the US and Israeli plots to disintegrate the region, and said Tehran and Moscow are also strong opponents to such plots and have always underlined the necessity for safeguarding Syria's territorial integrity.
"Of course, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has also stressed that the enemies' plots to disintegrate the country have proved futile given the great victories that the Syrian army has gained (against the terrorists)," Sa'adah said.
Her remarks came after certain media reports claiming that the Turkish forces are ready for military intervention in Syria under the pretext of creating a buffer zone to protect the Turkish borders against the threat of the terrorist groups.
In October, Syria's Foreign Ministry rejected foreign powers' talk about imposing a buffer zone on Syrian soil.
"The Turkish attempts to establish a buffer zone on the Syrian soil is a flagrant violation to the charters of the UN and international law," the ministry said in a statement.
It added that "Syria totally rejects the establishment of a buffer zone on any part of its terrain under any pretext and also rejects the foreign military intervention on its soil".
The ministry stressed that the Syrian government would take all necessary measures to protect its national sovereignty and the unity of its territories after consulting with other countries.
The statement came as Turkey had been floating the idea of setting up a buffer zone on the Syrian side of the borders under many pretexts, mainly to solve the issue of the Syrian refugees on Turkish soil.