SYRIA: Only a political solution can save lives
"A military retaliatory act against Syria won't protect anyone, on the contrary it will only cost more innocent lives," said GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer, following the recent calls for military intervention from the US, France, and the UK.
"The GUE/NGL Group strongly condemns the use of chemicals against the civilian population and considers it a crime against humanity," Zimmer stressed. "But the only way to avoid further harm is through a political solution, not foreign military intervention."
Gabi Zimmer urges the EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Foreign Affairs Ministers to push for a political solution by calling for Geneva peace talks to be held.
Military action against Assad will only serve to exacerbate the violence and spark further conflicts in the region.
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