No one pursues the protection of Syrian citizens more than the Syria government. That is a constitutional right. Our government and the Syrian military forces tackle terrorist groups supported by states, some of which are represented here in this room.
— Syrian Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala, Universal Periodic Review of Syria, October 31, 2016
Several countries organized the participation of the terrorists, the white helmets, the humanitarian arm of al-Nusra front, to encourage them to continue their game which consists of using chemical weapons and toxic weapons, and then accuse the government of having used them. Today the UK, the US and France are preparing the environment for these terrorists to repeat this staged play using chemical weapons and then they will blame the Syrian army for using toxic weapons.
— Syrian Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala, Urgent Debate on Eastern Ghouta, March 2, 2018
The real question is accountability for those who encourage terrorism, or attempts by countries like France, as we heard this morning. There are people who incite war and conflict, including France. It is necessary to call upon states who support terrorism to be held accountable.
— Syrian Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala, 34th Session of the Human Rights Council, March 1, 2018