NATO chief says 'no intention' to intervene in Syria

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May 21, 2012 06:37

 
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NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Sunday expressed concern about the escalating violence in Syria, but maintained that the alliance has "no intention" of taking military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, according to AFP.

"We strongly condemn the behavior of the Syrian security forces and their crackdowns on the Syrian population and we urge the Syrian leadership to accommodate the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people," he told a news conference during an alliance summit in Chicago.

"But again NATO has no intention to intervene in Syria."

NATO members are being criticize in some quarters for being willing to offer military assistance in the case of Libya, but leaving the Syrian rebel opposition out in the cold, other than various forms of indirect support. This despite the fact that the Syrian opposition is badly outgunned and has been hammered by far superior regime forces.

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