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Thousands say ‘No to French military intervention in Syria’

THE FOLLOWING PETITION HAS GARNERED THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES

The use of chemical weapons, of which many doctors bore witness in a district of Damascus on August 21, 2013, has seen Syria cross a new threshold of horror. For two years, the confrontation caused by the regime of Bashar Al Assad, which has refused to hear the popular demands for democracy, has produced a dreadful record: 100,000 dead, millions of refugees, including one million children, a country devastated, cities destroyed, a population held hostage by internal conflicts fuelled by the various states in the region.

A military intervention by the United States and its allies, including France, would run the risk of further escalating a regional conflagration favouring unlimited use of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical. Adding war to war is the worst solution. We demand that France does not participate in a military intervention in Syria.

The conflict in Syria has become an international geopolitical crisis. Strong diplomatic pressure must be exerted to obtain the cessation of hostilities and the implementation of a democratic transition that guarantees the integrity of the country. A summit, under the responsibility of the UN, between conflicting parties and the major powers involved, could trace the contours of a political settlement. There is no other way.

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