Latin America leaders condemn imperialist powers attack on Syria

The governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia were among those condemning the airstrikes against Syria
Cuban President Raul Castro.
Sunday, 15 April 2018 04:17

Several Latin American governments, including those in Cuba and Venezuela, as well as regional leaders and presidents, condemned Saturday the attacks by the U.S., France and the United Kingdom on Syria, using as a pretext the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma by Syrian forces. 

A statement by the Cuban Foreign Ministry said the unilateral action, ignoring the U.N. Security Council, constituted a "flagrant violation of International Law and the U.N. Chapter, while being an outrage against a sovereign state that worsens the conflict in Syria and the region."

"The U.S. has attacked Syria without the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Damascus government being proved, and despite the fact that Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons being already on the ground to open an investigation in Douma," the statement says.

Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government issued a statement later Saturday decrying the attack as ignoring the basic elements of international norms. "The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects and strongly condemns the unilateral military attack perpetrated by the United States, France and the United Kingdom, against the territory and the brother People of the Syrian Arab Republic," Venezuela's foreign ministry said in a statement.

"The hasty military operation of the United States, recalls the catastrophic invasion of Iraq in 2003, justified under the pretext of the necessary neutralization of weapons of mass destruction that, after months of death and chaos, they acknowledged never having located."

Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia, also condemned the attacks remembering that the U.S. also made up a similar story to justify their real intentions in Iraq.

"With the force of dignity, the defense of peace and of the peoples of the world, we strongly condemn Trump's deranged attack against our Syrian brothers and sisters. Yesterday they invented fake weapons of mass destruction to invade Iraq, today they launch missiles with a similar excuse," Morales wrote on Twitter. 

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