Voltaire Network

Germany against military intervention in Syria

+

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle reiterated Berlin’s opposition to a possible foreign military intervention in Syria, focusing on the fact that such measures might engulf the entire Middle East.

During a meeting in Doha on 4 June 2012 with the emir of Qatar, Mr. Westerwelle stated that Kofi Annan’s peace plan offers the best solution for the situation created in Syria. He also expressed Berlin’s disapproval of the position of some Western and Arab governments, including Qatar itself, promoting military intervention in Syria.

"We must avoid a conflagration that could set the whole region on fire. Considering the highly complex and dangerous situation in Syria, we must not create the wrong expectations, pretending that we could bring about a quick solution with a military intervention," he said before his five-day tour of the Middle East.

After Qatar, Guido Westerwelle visited the UAE, where he held talks with his counterpart, Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In Abu Dhabi, the head of German diplomacy emphasized the importance of preventing the disorders occurring in Syria, which are beginning to spill over this country’s borders. He recalled in particular that clashes related to the Syrian conflict have already spread to Lebanon, where several people were killed during fights between pro- and anti-Assad groups.

Voltaire Network

Voltaire, international edition

Article licensed under Creative Commons

The articles on Voltaire Network may be freely reproduced provided the source is cited, their integrity is respected and they are not used for commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-ND).

Support Voltaire Network

You visit this website to seek quality analysis that enables you to forge your own understanding of today’s world. In order to continue our work, we need you to support our efforts.
Help us by making a contribution.

How to participate in Voltaire Network?

The members of our team are all volunteers.
- Authors : diplomats, economists, geographers, historians, journalists, military servicemen, philosophers, sociologists. You can send us your article proposals.
- Professional-level mother-tongue translators: you can help us by translating our articles.

US jitters over China
US jitters over China
by Manlio Dinucci, Voltaire Network
 
Address of Pope Francis to the Council of Europe
Address of Pope Francis to the Council of Europe
by Pope Francis, Voltaire Network
 
Address of Pope Francis to the European Parliament
Address of Pope Francis to the European Parliament
by Pope Francis, Voltaire Network
 
210. The Swiss Gold Reserves
«Current Concerns», n° 27, 11 November 2014
The Swiss Gold Reserves
Partners
 
209. Popular initiative “Save our Swiss Gold”
«Current Concerns», n° 26, 28 October 2014
Popular initiative “Save our Swiss Gold”
Partners
 
208. Washington wants to change the regime in Russia
«Current Concerns», n° 25, 12 October 2014
Washington wants to change the regime in Russia
Partners
 
207. The long Swiss humanitarian tradition
«Current Concerns», n° 23/24, 5 October 2014
The long Swiss humanitarian tradition
Partners