ArmInfo. Armenian Permanent Representative to the UN Mher Markaryan at a meeting with Adam Diengo, Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the Organization for the Prevention of Genocide, drew the latter's attention to such problems as the aggravation of the situation in northeastern Syria, human losses and dangers threatening the civilian population.
As reported by ArmInfo in the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, the Armenian Permanent Representative to the UN pointed out threats to the Armenian community of the SAR, as well as other national and religious minorities, in particular, the danger of committing crimes and mass extermination on the grounds of identity.
Markaryan also drew the attention of Diengo to the killing of Armenian clergy in the Syrian city of Camishli and condemned this crime, qualifying it as an attack on religious and national minorities. In turn, Diengo expressed condolences in connection with the murder of Armenian clergy. The meeting emphasized the importance of intensifying international efforts to prevent hate crimes, mass crimes and genocides.
The day before, terrorists attacked a car of priests heading to Deir Ezor. As a result of the shelling of the car, the rector of the parish of the Armenian Catholic community of Kamyshly, father Hovsep Petoyan and his father, priest Abram Petoyan, were killed, the deacon of the church Fati Sanon was wounded. The responsibility for the murder of representatives of the Armenian clergy took ISIS.