The United Nations team is currently working in Damascus to decide whether a chemical attack actually did happen last week, but not who did it. The US and many allies are convinced that the Syrian army was responsible, but the Syrian government blames the rebels.
President Ramotar said history has been based on fighting for peace in different parts of the world, and founder of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Dr Cheddi Jagan has also been known for this. He pointed also to the fact that some of Dr. Jagan’s work is being considered by the UN especially his proposal for a New Global Human Order based on equality, sovereignty and the brotherhood of man.
“Principally, our fundamental position is always one for peace. It is on that basis we stand in relation to Syria,” President Ramotar declared.
President Maduro, in supporting President Ramotar’s stand, stated that during the recent UNASUR meeting in Suriname, member countries signed a very clear resolution to respect the ruling of the United Nations. “Based on this resolution we reject any military attack on Syria,” President Maduro stated, and added that any attack on Syria will be a criminal one.
The Venezuelan President questioned the proposed solution to kill more people in Syria, even if it is proved that the Syrian soldiers was responsible for the chemical attack, which has not yet been proven.
President Maduro remains convinced that the international organisation has the method to deal with the violation if it was committed by the Syrian Government. He noted however, it would be horrendous if it is found that the Syrian opposition had launched the chemical attack.
The Venezuelan President stated that should the US carry out the strike it would serve to declare that countries could judge each other without recourse to international law and would spell disaster for all.
Meanwhile, yesterday afternoon President Obama said he will seek congressional authorisation for the military intervention against Syria. The US said the Syrian government carried out chemical weapons attacks on August 21 in which 1,429 people died. (GINA)