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    Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations Rafael Ramirez said that Venezuela will affirm its support for President Bashar Assad's government in Damascus and oppose the ongoing foreign military intervention in Syria during a United Nations Security Council debate on Wednesday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — Venezuela will affirm its support for President Bashar Assad's government in Damascus and oppose the ongoing foreign military intervention in Syria during a United Nations Security Council debate on Wednesday, Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations Rafael Ramirez told Sputnik.

    "We are going to have a debate tomorrow… we are going to expose our position, first of all, supporting the legitimate government of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad. Secondly, asking to avoid foreign intervention in the conflict," Ramirez said on Tuesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

    The UN Security Council will convene on Wednesday with the conflict in Syria and faltering ceasefire on the top of the agenda.

    The 71st UN General Assembly has focused heavily on the refugee crisis, which has been exacerbated in Syria after five years of civil war.

    Ramirez explained that "the best help for the Syrian refugees is to stop the war." He went on to condemn the United States intervening directly in Syria, and violating the cessation of hostilities with the Sunday airstrikes that hit a Syrian Army position outside the city of Deir ez-Zor.


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