Khaddam warns against tearing Syria apart and calls for the formation of an international military coalition to save it

publisher: UPI

Publishing date: 2012-01-30

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Former Syrian Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam warned against tearing Syria apart and igniting a sectarian war that could lead to similar conflicts throughout the region, calling for the formation of an international military alliance to save it.

Khaddam said in a letter addressed Monday to US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, obtained by United Press International, “Many questions are being raised in the Syrian street about the reasons for the silence of some countries and the surprising hesitation of others regarding what is happening in Syria.”

Khaddam hoped that leaders “would work to form an international military coalition to save Syria and the region, taking into account the Iranian-Russian alliance aimed at controlling the Middle East region and its resources, especially oil and its international transportation routes, and its strategic location between the three continents.”

Khaddam demanded that “everyone, especially those who respect and demand human rights, bear their responsibilities, now that everyone knows that the world has become small.” He emphasized in his message to international leaders that “saving Syria is saving the security and stability of the region, and international security and stability, and maintaining the existing relationships and mutual interests between the countries of the region and other countries in the world, including your country.”

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