Monday, April 10, 2017

Tsipras justifies the U.S. imperialist attack on Syria

Europe's social democracy has showed once again its real face as an accomplice of imperialism. This time by justifying the recent barbaric airstrike of the United States against Syria

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras- alongside France's President Francois Hollande, Portugal's PM Antonio Costa and Italy's PM Paolo Gentiloni- participated in the southern EU leaders summit held in Madrid. 

MADRID — Leaders from seven southern European countries condemned the Syrian regime Monday for its alleged use of chemical weapons and defended the retaliatory U.S. airstrikes.

In a statement that ended a half-day summit near Madrid, the leaders of Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Malta said they “condemned in the strongest terms” the April 4 chemical attack that is alleged to have come from President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

They went on to say the U.S. airstrike days later on Syria’s Shayrat air base “had the understandable intention to prevent and deter the spread and use of chemical weapons and was limited and focused on this objective.”

The meeting’s host, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, said the leaders also “vigorously condemned” recent deadly terror attacks in Sweden, Russia and Egypt, and called for a strengthening in anti-terrorism cooperation.

French President Francois Hollande said the EU’s duty was to strengthen its defense, protect its frontiers and fight against terrorism.

The informal meeting was the third to be held by the southern nations and follows gatherings in Athens last September and in Lisbon in January.

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