Bowie: ‘UN Should Investigate Arms Smuggling into Syria’

Nile Bowie

RT – NileBowie.blogspot.com

July 9, 2012

At a July 6th, 2011
meeting of the Friends of Syria conference in Paris, the United States and its
European Partners led calls for the implementation of new sanctions on Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad’s government, with US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton threatening
Russia and China for their stance on the issue
. French Foreign
Minister Laurent Fabius called on the UN to invoke Chapter 7 of the UN Charter,
mandating economic sanctions, an arms embargo, and potentially, military force.
UN Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan admitted his six point
peace plan had not succeeded and later criticized those nations
undermining the plan by providing arms and assistance to Syria’s rebel fighters
.
Assad would not rule out
direct negotiations with Washington
and stated, “as long as you
offer any kind of support to terrorists, you are partner. Whether you send them
armaments or money or public support, political support in the United Nations,
anywhere.”

Suggested Reading:

Scenarios
for Syria: War and Stabilization
, Centre for Research on Globalization,
July 2, 2012

Searching
for Solutions in Syria
, Centre for Research on Globalization, June 10, 2012

War on
Syria and Imperial Hubris: Clinton Demands Russia And China to “Pay The Price”
,
Centre for Research on Globalization, July 9, 2012

SYRIA:
Imperial Arrogance Spells Fatal Over-reach for the US and Western Allies
,
Centre for Research on Globalization, July 3, 2012

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Nile Bowie is an independent writer and photojournalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; he regularly contributes to Professor Michel Chossudovsky’s Global Research Twitter: @NileBowie