rejection of intervention in Syria
GENEVA, Sept 17.—Cuba today
reiterated in the Human Rights Council its rejection
of any attempt to undermine the independence,
sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, PL
"A civil war in Syria or an
intervention by foreign forces would sow greater
destruction and multiply deaths, destabilize the
entire region and have serious consequences for the
nations of the Middle East," warned Rodolfo Reyes,
Cuban ambassador in Geneva.
In an interactive dialogue with the
investigative committee on Syria, Reyes condemned
the pretensions of certain countries to impose a
regime change and actions directed at promoting an
aggression against Syria.
He noted recent experiences of
manipulation of the UN Charter and the double
standards which characterize the conduct of the
United States and other NATO members.
Reyes called for a halt to the
violence, massacres and acts of terrorism which are
taking innocent lives, as well as the end of the
transfer of weapons and money to insurgent groups
and media manipulation, actions promoted by certain
China likewise rejected any foreign
intervention in the Syrian conflict.
"The aspirations and choice of the
Syrian people must be respected integrally, and the
process of political transition must be led by the
people and not imposed from outside," stated Chinese
Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi to Hassan Abdul-Azim,
coordinator of the Syrian National Body for