09/02/13 - Prensa Latina - Cuba Condemns Announced Attack on Syria
02 de septiembre de 2013, 10:23Havana , Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry
of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) of Cuba issued a statement on the recent views
expressed by U.S. President Barack Obama about the decision to attack the
Syrian Arab Republic.
* China Concern about Unilateral Military Action against Syria
The document released yesterday by local television states that the
determination of the United States violates International Law and the UN
An attack on Syria will cause more death and destruction, and lead to the
intensification of the conflict the Arab nation is suffering, the text
The MINREX made the call on members of the Security Council to comply with
its mandate to prevent any breaking of peace and stop a military
intervention that threatens international security in this volatile region
of the world.
According to the document, Cuba states that the General Assembly, the only
UN body representing all countries, also falls the responsibility to stop
The Cuban statement urges the Assembly, exercising its powers, to meet
urgently and take the necessary measures.
The call is extended to the Secretary General of the United Nations, to get
involved directly and prevent acts that the White House President gave as
almost inevitable facts.
The MINREX statement points out that the maximum UN official would
correspond the conduction of urgent and vigorous diplomatic procedures in
face of the U.S. government, to try to save the responsibility with peace
and global stability.
The document remembers that the Group of 20 will meet in St. Petersburg,
Russia, on September 5-6, an event in which many of the main leaders of the
world will be present and where they could discuss with Obama on the
The text mentions the tens of thousands of U.S. youths who died in wars
from Vietnam to date, and asks media to disclose those truths to the
people, without tendentious manipulations.
The document also questions the decision the U.S. Congress will adopt on
September 9 when an opinion on going to war or maintain world peace, a
balance between opting for life or death, should be taken.
Cuba makes clear that if U.S. legislators follow the steps of British
lawmakers, when rejecting the attempts of aggression announced by the
president, would make a valuable contribution to world peace and its
disputed political system.
According to the MINREX, if legislators approve Obama's proposed
warmongering conflict, they will have to bear the consequences to the
relentless history records.
Havana also calls U.S. and global opinion leaders to prevent the law of the
jungle prevail over sanity, launch illegal and illegitimate attacks against
other countries, and attempt to replace diplomacy with war.
The document urges pacifist and religious leaders, youth, students,
workers, artists, and intellectuals, social movements, progressive forces,
and all those who reject the war, to mobilize against the decision to
attack Syria. In its statement, the MINREX also call to preserve
sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of the Arab country,
and the right to self-determination of its people, and promote the
resolution of the conflict through diplomatic channels without further
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