ALBA states slam US thirst for Syria war

ALBA states slam US thirst for Syria war
Sun Sep 8, 2013 14:53:44

The Bolivarian ally of the American People (ALBA) has condemned any US aggression against Syria as international opposition grows against Washington's ambitions to bomb the Arab country.

"The Bolivarian alliance council in American denounces any possible strike against Syria," ALBA Secretary General said in a statement from Venezuela.

"ALBA asks the US to refrain from launching a military aggression against the Syrian people and government," he added, accusing the US administration of resorting to the same strategies that it used in Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt.

ALBA states expressed solidarity with Syria in the face of the US threats to wage an aggression against the Arab country under false pretexts.

In its statement, the ALBA countries said that Syria is facing an imperialistic conspiracy carried out by the armed terrorist gangs with the aim of weakening Syria and fragmenting the region.

ALBA includes most of the Latin American states, like Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia.

The war rhetoric against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the Syrian government of launching the chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21.

Damascus has strongly denied the accusations, saying the attack was carried out by the militants themselves as a false-flag operation.

As a result of the two and half year-long war in Syria, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions of people have either been displaced or become refugees in neighboring countries.


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