To Comrades, Comradely greetings

The leadership of the Syrian Communist Party (Unified) intends to give you some information about the developments in Syria, aiming to show the real facts, and to ask for more support to the Syrian people who are facing the same enemy.

Dear Comrades,

As it is well known, our party, along with other progressive and patriotic parties of Syria, is struggling against, what is nowadays considered as one of most barbarous imperialist aggressions of the period since World War II, a struggle against the most internationally condemned, extremist and fundamentalist radical movements of this century, such as “Al-Nusrah Front”, “ISIS”, and “Al-Qaeda”. This struggle is the practical embodiment of the confrontation against the imperialist project of world domination and in particular the domination of what is called “the New Middle East” region.

Until now, tens of thousands of people have been killed, hundreds of thousands of others have been wounded, and thousands of families have been forced to migrate to more peaceful areas inside and outside Syria. The damage is immeasurable, thousands of workshops and factories of medium and small industries have been destroyed, while many large industrial structures, infrastructural facilities, schools, hospitals, archeological sites and ancient cities have been crushed. Syrian oil and other wealth of the Syrian people are being stolen and smuggled to Turkey, the regime of which is allied with terrorist organisations. The cost of this destruction is estimated at around 200 billion US 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. The terrorists who carry out the 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, to European countries like France and Belgium. Now terrorism is an international phenomenon, and the US administration is considered the number one supporter of this project carried out by terrorists and mercenaries. Experts from Western countries and financial conglomerates of Arab reactionary regimes, mainly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Qatar, provide support and sponsorship to terrorist organisations with the cooperation of Turkey.

Facing this absolutely difficult situation, Syria had to request help from the Russian Federation. Moscow provided Syria with support needed to resist this barbarous aggression. The Russian help confused the Western governments and the regional reactionary regimes of Turkey, Qatar and KSA. This support has radically changed the power balance in the battlefield, and helped Syria to stand the 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 has informed the international community the reasons for this help from Russian Federation:

1. This aid has come at the request of the legitimate government.
2. The charter of the UN and all international resolutions disallow any state to assault another state or to interfere in the internal affairs of another state.
3. 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 own laws dating back to 1500 years ago and committing the most blood-thirsty crimes, Syria is supporting the political solution of the crisis on the bases of stopping the bloodshed, and evacuating all alien, terrorist forces from all the occupied areas, as well as conducting democratic elections in the country and initiating a national, inclusive dialogue with the main 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 Geneva conference I and II as well as the Vienna meeting and the agreement between the Russian and the US sides.

Blood is still being shed in Syria, especially in the city of Aleppo, the second capital of the country, 75% of whose territories were freed by the Syrian Arab Army and its allies. On the other hand, 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.

1. It is not acceptable to put the offender and the victim on an equal footing.
2. International laws do not allow any county to interfere in the internal affairs of any other country, which is what the terrorists and their supporters are doing in Syria while demanding that President Assad should step down, whereas this is an affair that has to be decided only by the Syrian people.
3. The aggressors are the only side who carry the full responsibility for the losses and damages in the country.
4. The aggression against Syria is going along with mass-media-imperialist campaign, for which billions of dollars are paid by the USA and KSA. Through this media campaign, facts about events in the country are falsified and this disinformation is spread around the world.
5. Iraq is also under the same aggression, and the Iraqi people are resisting it, and the duty of all progressive forces of the world is to support the brave resistance of the Iraqi and Syrian peoples against the world terrorist aggressors.

Comrades, the progressive parties in Syria are struggling mainly to save the life conditions of the people, especially in these circumstances of war and unjust economic blockade against the Syrian people. However, the Syrians have proven, throughout the years of imperialist aggression, their patriotism, and at the same time, in holding on to a democratic, progressive, independent life, the Syrian people support a political solution to the crisis. Our party is looking forward to keep our mutual connections through all given means, to give answers for any question that may arise on the situation in Syria. The Syrian Communist Party (Unified) is also looking forward to cooperate with your party and all progressive and democratic parties in your country in matters of providing humanitarian aid.

Comradely regards,
Syrian Communist Party (Unified)
Syria – Damascus 7/12/2016