UNITED NATIONS | Syria criticizes event on UN body investigating crimes
UNITED NATIONS — Syria is sharply criticizing an upcoming event about the U.N. investigative body that is assisting in documenting serious crimes committed during the seven-year Syrian conflict, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Syria’s U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari said in a letter to General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak circulated Friday that the Sept.
27 event is another “destructive” action by its sponsors Qatar and Liechtenstein. The event will take place on the sidelines of the annual U.N.