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MEP: Syrian conflict has put the world on the brink of a major crisis

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The increased tension between Russia and the West, represented by France, USA and Britain, has reached the lowest point because of the Syrian crisis ever since problems had first emerged in the region. Because of that, the world stands on the brink of a major crisis, says member of the European Parliament Artis Pabriks.

As explained by the MEPs assistant Inga Tauriņa, Pabriks is confident that increased tension outlines a deep international security and political crisis that echoes in the world. According to him, NATO and western nations should be decisive and unified to make sure this tension does not result in an armed conflict.
 

«This is an unequivocal warning – every country should be prepared to act in a situation of an international crisis. It is also a signal for the democratic world to consolidate. Even Latvian politicians should think about working towards common goals and successfully defending their interest in internationally complicated conditions. Now is the time when leadership is critically important,» said Pabriks.
 

He says the conflict is not unlike the Cuban missile crisis. There is room to turn the situation around. Unfortunately, Germany – the largest EU member state – so far has refrained from taking a side, which outlines EU’s weakness.
 

Pabriks believes that in this internationally complicated situation NATO and western nations should be stronger than they were after the end of the Cold War to make sure the conflict does not become an actual war.
 

As it is known, USA and France have both confirmed their intentions to react to the possible use of chemical weapons against Syrian rebels with a military strike.
 

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is prepared to order UK’s military to participate in a military operation against Syria. Without mentioning any sources, BBC reports that May could approve a military operation without the parliament’s consent.
 

Russia has announced it reserves the right for a counter-reaction if USA performs a missile strike against Syria. Russian army announced on Wednesday that the chemical attack in Douma war organized by the White Helmets organization.
 

Syrian army has evacuated the most important military objects in Damascus that could become potential threats for US missiles.
 

The White Helmets and UOSSM International reported on Saturday that Syrian government forces had used chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta – territory controlled by rebels. Several dozen civilians were killed in Douma.

BNN/LETA

12-04-2018
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