A major Syrian newspaper wrote that Syria's "morals" prevent the handover of the two wanted suspects.
Syria never handed over people who took shelter from the threat of injustice, arbitrary acts and death...They all know what their fate would have been if Syria had such political morals," said regime mouthpiece al-Thawra, referring to al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani.
Now let me rewrite this sentence to better reflect the truth:
Syria never handed over people who could be used to undermine its neighbors' stability and further Syria's malicious role in the region. They all know what Syria's fate would have been if not for such immoral practices.