Department of State: Non action against Syrian regime threatens region’s security
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 5 /Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva, A.Taghiyeva/
By not taking action against the Syrian regime will exacerbate the crisis and pose a greater risk for regional security and the security of the Syrian nation, U.S. Department of State Regional Spokesperson Joshua Baker told Trend on Thursday.
"U.S believes the regime of Syrian leader Bashar Assad and his atrocities against his nation caused instability in the region and the neighbouring countries. The Syrian issue is important and simple enough. The risk of not acting is greater than the risk of acting in Syria," Baker said.
The State Department head noted that the U.S is sure Syrian president Bashar Assad will consider our silence as a signal that he can use his weapons illegally.
According to him, such impunity creates a precedent for further use of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons.
The U.S praised the efforts of Saudi Arabia and Turkey, as well as other neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon for their support to Syrians, whether through humanitarian assistance to the Syrians inside the country or opening up their borders to the refugees, Baker said.
"We also commend them on their support to the United States in condemning the killings and human rights violations done by the Syrian Regime. We are working with countries in the region as well as the majority of the international community to put an end to the suffering of the Syrian people so they can start looking ahead and building the future of a new Syria," he noted.
Some Western countries, as well as Turkey have already supported intervention in Syria following another escalation of the situation there. On August 21, Media outlets reported on a large-scale deployment of chemical weapons near Damascus by Syrian Government Troops. Over 600 people were the victims of the attack.
Earlier, the US president declared that the use of chemical weapon is a "red line" for the Assad regime. Media outlets reported on the preparation of the Navy and Air Force of these countries to begin intervention.
The clashes between the government forces and armed opposition have been continuing in Syria for over two years. According to UN statistics, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is more than 100,000 people. The Syrian authorities say that they are opposed by well-armed militants.