The Syrian ambassador said he delivered another letter to the Security Council seeking its condemnation of four suicide bombings in the country's largest city and commercial capital, Aleppo, which killed scores of innocent civilians and took place about the same time Wednesday as the cross-border shelling. He called them "suicide terrorist attacks."
Guatemala's U.N. Ambassador Gert Rosenthal, the current Security Council president who read the statement on Syria, said he is awaiting final approval from all council members on another press statement on the Aleppo attacks. The deadline for objections is 10:00 a.m. EDT Friday, he said.
Ja'afari urged the Turkish government to show "the same kind of sympathy" to the hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians killed in the suicide bombings as the Syrian government showed to the Turkish victims.
Some of the suicide bombers "came through the Turkish-Syrian border, so things should be balanced," he said.
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