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Syria should resolve crisis on its own: Chavez

Syria should resolve crisis on its own: Chavez

Mexico City: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said the people of Syria should resolve their internal conflict on their own and without any foreign interference.

"We share Russian and Chinese positions concerning the respect of the (Syrian) sovereignty," Chavez said.

International diplomatic efforts have failed to force the conflicting sides to stop the bloodshed and begin talks. Russia and China have three times vetoed Western draft resolutions on Syria at the JUN Security Council, fearing the repetition of the "Libyan scenario" in Syria.

Chavez said European countries are not considering the future of the Syrian people and all their actions are aimed only to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

"They are not thinking about the consequences as they are trying to overthrow the government of the sovereign state," Chavez said,

He added that Venezuela fully supports the ruling authorities in Syria.

Since March 2011, the Syrian conflict has claimed 14,000-20,000 lives, according to estimates by various Syrian opposition groups.


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