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Press release uwp challenges government to state position on syria(1)

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  • 1.   Chairman: Mr. Ezechiel Joseph » Political Leader: Mr. Allen Chastanet » General Secretary: Mr. Oswald Augustin Upstairs AF Valmont, P.O. Box RB 2497, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4th , September, 2013 CONTACT: UWP  CHALLENGES  LABOUR  PARTY  GOVERNMENT     TO  STATE  POISTION  ON  SYRIA       Saint  Lucians  who  witness  the  atrocities  of  the  Syrian  Regime  against  its  people  are  curious  about  the  position  of   their  Government   This  is  in  light  of  the  recent   foreign  policy  review  which  was  conducted  by  a  committee  headed  by  Dr.  Vaughn  Lewis.  It  is  well  established  that   the  ALBA  alliance  is  resolute  in  their  support  of  Syrian  Dictator  Bashar  al-­‐Assad  of  Syria  given  the  fact  that  Syria  has   observer  status  in  ALBA.               During  a  February,  2012  meeting  of  ALBA  territories,  the  leftist  bloc  issued  a  statement  which  stated  as  follows:   "The   heads   of   state   and   government   of   the   Bolivarian   Alliance   (ALBA)   reiterate   their   condemnation   of   the   systematic   policy   of   interference   and   destabilization   in   the   brother   Arab   Republic   of   Syria   which   (the   policy)   .  In  a  Press  Conference  held  on  October   10th ,  2011  with  Syrian  Foreign  Minister  Walid  Al  Moallem,  members  of  an  ALBA  delegation  which  visited  Syria  as  a   show   of   support   denounced   what   they   called   a   "Conspiracy"   against   the   Syrian   government   and   blasted   the   "expansionist  intentions  of  the  US  and  its  allies  and  their  attempts  to  destabilize  Syria". It  is  well  known  that  one  of  the  leading  ALBA  member  territories  has  been  making  shipments  of  oil  to  the  Syrian   regime  as  a  demonstration  of  the  policy  of  support.  We  now  know  of  the  eminent  US  strike  against  Syria  following   the  heartless  snuffing  out  of  almost  1500  lives  in  a  Damascus  suburb  last  week  by  the  Assad  regime  through  the   use  of  chemical  munitions.         Against  this  scenario,  the  Government  of  Saint  Lucia  is  called  upon  to  indicate  where  it  stands  with  respect  to  the   Syrian  crisis.  Are  we  supportive  of  America  and  the  sentiments  of  most  Saint  Lucians  to  do  something  about  the   suffering  of  the  Syrian  people  at  the  hands  of  the  ruthless  Assad  regime?  Or  are  we  standing  in  solidarity  with  our   ALBA  comrades  in  propping  up  the  murderous  Syrian  regime?  Perhaps  this  might  be  a  good  opportunity  for  the   statement.     Ends/

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