Venezuelan Ambassador to Tehran Amenhotep Zambrano has condemned “on behalf of all Latin American nations” a military attack on Syria and called on global bodies to stop the US from launching such a war.
“We ask all international movements and organizations to stop the war on Syria by any means, ” Zambrano said on Thursday. Zambrano added, “We love the establishment of peace in the world. As representative of the Venezuelan government, we voice our support for the Syrian nation that has demonstrated its resistance and steadfastness over the past years. ” The Venezuelan diplomat went on to say that the US has exerted pressure on Syrians, financially supported terrorist groups operating in Syria, and sought to bring the Syrian nation and government to their knees through economic sanctions.
He added that Washington is accusing the Syrian government of the chemical attack and has decided to attack this country because they know that the Syrian government will not bow to their demands.
Zambrano went on to say that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria have been violated, stressing that Syria plays a very important role in the establishment of peace because the Syrian nation has stood up against imperialism. The call for military action against Syria intensified after foreign-backed opposition forces accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21. Damascus has vehemently denied the accusations, saying the chemical attack was carried out by the militants themselves as a false-flag operation. On August 31, US President Barack Obama said he had decided that Washington must take military action against the Syrian government, which would mean a unilateral military strike without a UN mandate. Obama said despite having made up his mind, he will take the case to the US Congress. But he added that he is prepared to order military action against the Syrian government at any time. Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.