Military intervention not to resolve Syrian crisis
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 5 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Military intervention in Syria will not resolve the crisis, but, conversely, will lead to other more extensive problems, Arab Fund for Development and Democracy Director Ghassan Atiyyah believes.
"If military intervention in Syria, which is supported by some parties to the settlement of the Syrian conflict, does occur, the region will face big problems," Atiyyah told Trend on Thursday.
He said the situation in Syria requires more careful consideration, as the crisis in the country is not only a confrontation between the opposition and the government, but in a sense, the confrontation between two Muslim denominations.
Third countries such as Iran or Saudi Arabia try to benefit from the Syrian crisis, the expert said, and thus, the side that will be able to achieve recognition of its plan of action to resolve the conflict, will be recognized as a leader in the region.
Atiyyah said that the solution to the conflict is possible only through political and diplomatic dialogue, listening to all sides of the conflict and creating conditions for negotiations between the parties.
Earlier the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS), Nabil al-Arabi, told reporters that the violence in Syria will not stop until the UN Security Council approves the resolution, including the use in relation to Damascus of the seventh chapter of the UN Charter, which provides the use of force if there is a threat to international peace.
Great Britain said it insists that items involving the use of military force would be included in the new resolution on Syria.
Syria has been covered by anti-government protests for more than year resulting in violent clashes. According to UN figures, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 12,000.
Syrian officials have said that clashes with the armed opposition has killed more than 2,500 soldiers and police officers against whom there are well-armed militants.
Since April, a truce has been declared in the country in accordance with the plan of the UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan. UN observers were deployed in the country to monitor the truce. However, parties to the conflict regularly report new armed incidents and victims.