Syria Accountability Act widely criticized
Regional-Syria, Politics, 10/18/2003
The so-called Syria's Accountability Act legislation by the US Congress has been received with wide wave of criticism by the Arab and international political circles which stressed that this law was motivated by the "Zionist Lobby in the United States."
The adoption of this law coincides with the Israeli aggression against Syrian lands and the US Veto against a Security Council's resolutions which condemn Israel's building of the separation fence.
Political and religious figures and activities in the Arab states continued their condemnation of the law stressing their solidarity with Syria in the face of the aggressive schemes.
Lebanese Tourism Minister, Ali Hussein Abdullah underlined that Lebanon's solidarity with and support to Syria's principled stances is the guarantee for foiling any US-Israeli law or schemes targeting Syria' steadfastness.
Lebanese State Minister, Abdul-Rahim Murad, pointed out to Syria's steadfastness that has lasted more than three decades "in the face of the US-Zionist schemes."
A number of Lebanese Members of Parliament also viewed that the so-called Syria Accountability Act aims at putting pressure on Damascus to change her regional policy and to give up her pan-Arab stance in supporting the Palestinian cause and avoiding dangers of the division in the Arab region.
In Amman, Former Jordanian Information Minister, Hani al-Khasaoneh said that the law is a clear violation of international law and UN charter and it damages the Arab-American relations and US interests in particular.
Former Arab League Secretary General, Ismat Abdul-Maguid expressed his deep condemnation and regret over the US House of Representatives' approval of the law.
Iranian President, Muhammad Khatami has stressed that the Israeli government's aggression on Syrian territories aims at diverting the sights from the internal crisis that Israel faces.
Khatami made it clear that Washington chose unilateralism instead of constructive cooperation and forming international alliance to combat terrorism.
In Sanaa, Yemeni parties strongly condemned the Israeli aggression on Syria describing it as a blatant violation of the international law and dangerous escalation in the region which comes in the framework of the Israeli aggressive practices against the Arab states. The parties underlined that the aggression on Syria is an aggression on the Arab nation as a whole and a clear challenge of the international community's will in realizing security and stability.
In Rabat, Morocco's Communication minister and Government Spokesman, Nabil Benabdellah condemned the US House of Representatives' approval of the so-called "Syria's Accountability Act." He called on the U.S. to take a balanced and just stance for realizing peace in the Middle East.
Teacher of the International Law at Rabat University, Tajj-Eddin al-Husseini underlined that Syria's Accountability Act is an illegal law.
He added that the international relations, traditions and agreements stress that no state can punish another state and that only the United Nations can enact such action.
Arab newspapers also strongly condemned Syria's Accountability Act pointing out that the act is a diversion from the US failure in Iraq and forr the supporting "the terrorist policy perpetrated by Israel against the Palestinian civilians."
Newspapers called for unifying Arab stance, activating the joint Arab action and for solidarity with Syria in the face of the pressures placed on her.
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