08/28/13- Prensa Latina (Habana) - Cuba Rejects USA and Allies Intention to Attack Syria
Havana, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba called today to find a political
solution to the Syrian crisis, and expressed its opposition to "any attempt
to undermine independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria."
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) states that "an
aggression against Syria would cause serious consequences for the troubled
region of the Middle East, it would be a flagrant violation of the UN
Charter principles and international law, and would increase the dangers
for international peace and security."
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs describes as "alarming the recent
statements by the U.S. government and many NATO allies urging a military
action in Syria, ignoring the efforts by some States to reach a political
solution to the conflict that Arab nation bleeds."
It is necessary to remember that those who call today for a military action
against Syria are the same who launched bloody wars without a mandate by
the U.N. Security Council, the entity warns.
About this issue, the text points out that these attacks were committed
"under the deliberate lie of the existence of weapons of mass destruction
or with the pretext of protecting civilians, which caused substantial
deaths of innocent people including children, to which they describe as
The MINREX note says the call to attack Syria occurs "precisely when the
government has authorized the UN Research Mission on the alleged use of
chemical weapons in that country and this has begun work on the ground."
The document states that the island condemns the use of chemical weapons
and others of mass destruction, and it is firmly committed to the
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling
and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, and the strict
compliance with its provisions.
After stating that the available information on the crisis in Syria is
"fragmented, imprecise and subject to frequent handling," it says that an
attack on that country would have serious consequences for the Middle East,
it would violate the UN Charter principles and the International Law, and
would increase the dangers for international peace and security.
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