Cuba rejects US, NATO threat to attack Syria

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-8-28 20:17:11

 Cuba has criticized "any attempt to undermine the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity" of Syria and called for a political solution to the crisis in that country.

A Foreign Ministry release here Wednesday said it considered "alarming the recent pronouncements of the US government and several NATO allies urging military actions in Syria, ignoring the efforts of some States to reach a political solution to the conflict bleeding that Arabian nation".

It warned "an aggression against Syria would cause serious consequences for the troubled region of the Middle East, and would be a flagrant violation of the principles of the United Nations Charter and international law, besides increasing the threats to peace and international security".

"It is necessary to remember that those who advocate today military action against Syria are the same who launched bloody wars without a mandate of the United Nations Security Council under the deliberate lies on the existence of mass destruction weapons or on the pretext of protecting civilians," the release said.

The ministry said the call to attack Syria came "precisely when its government has authorized the United Nations Research Mission on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the country, which began already working on the ground".

"The information on the Syrian crisis is fragmented, imprecise and frequently subjected to manipulation", the release said.

Cuba ratified its condemnation of the use of chemical and other mass destruction weapons, and recalled its commitment with the international Convention on the Prohibition of Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use and Destruction of Chemical Weapons.

Reports by the international media cited the international mediator for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, saying in Geneva Wednesday that any military intervention against the government of Damascus would require the authorization of the U.N. Security Council.

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