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US violates UN charter by arming Syrian gangs: Analyst
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:54AM
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Arming the insurgency in a recognized state is already an act of war and let’s be clear, the United States has acknowledged that we give 'non-lethal' aid, whatever that constitutes, to the Syrian opposition and we wink at the notion that some of our allies, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, are giving lethal aid to the insurgents, really these terrorists."

Former US Senate Foreign Policy analyst James Jatras

A former US Senate Foreign Policy analyst says Washington has violated the UN charter by arming the armed groups in Syria, Press TV reports.


“Arming the insurgency in a recognized state is already an act of war and let’s be clear, the United States has acknowledged that we give “non-lethal” aid, whatever that constitutes, to the Syrian opposition and we wink at the notion that some of our allies, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, are giving lethal aid to the insurgents, really these terrorists,” James Jatras told Press TV.

He described the giving of weapons to the terrorists in Syria as “an act of war.”

“This is already a violation of the UN charter in every standard of international law,” Jatras said.

The analyst noted that “there is a great deal of glee here in Washington” following a bombing attack in Damascus that left several high-ranking Syrian officials dead.

On Wednesday, Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, his deputy Assef Shawkat and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani were killed in a bombing that hit the headquarters of the Syrian National Security Bureau.

“It is stunning the extent to which the American establishment is essentially cheering on this kind of terrorism, killing government officials with this kind of terrorist bombing that has all the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda type jihad terror operation,” Jatras said.

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