The continuation of the blockade and the sanctions amid the coronavirus pandemic are a crime against humanity, he told Syrian media.
He noted that those coercive measures limit health authorities’ capacities to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, he pointed out that despite the difficult circumstances created by the terrorist war and the blockade, the Syrian State has successfully contained the spreading of the disease.
I expect contagions to remain at the lowest level, although we are prepared for all possibilities, Sousan added.
Regarding the Syrians stranded abroad, the diplomat noted that hundreds of citizens «arrived and will arrive in the next few days from Egypt, Russia, Oman, Iraq and other nations».