SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called for a political solution to end the crisis in Syria, saying foreign military intervention is not the right path.
In a Wednesday speech, the NATO chief said the Western military coalition has no intention to intervene in the crisis-hit country right now.
“A foreign military intervention is not the right path in Syria and there are no plans at this stage for a NATO operation,” Rasmussen said.
The NATO chief also said he was not sure whether the situation in Syria could be considered a civil war from a legal point of view.
Opposition groups blame the government for the violence. But Damascus says the United States and its allies are funding armed groups to carry out terrorist attacks inside Syria.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Syrian foreign ministry accused the United States of covering up terrorist crimes and distorting the facts about what is happening in Syria.
"The US administration is pushing forth with its flagrant interference in Syria's internal affairs and its backing of armed terrorist groups," read the statement. It added, "US statements distort the truth and what is happening on the ground while encouraging armed terrorist groups to carry out more massacres… not only in al-Haffeh but throughout the country.” — www.shafaqna.com