via Stop NATO
January 11, 2013
Military interference in Syria could destabilize the whole region – ambassador
MOSCOW: Military interference in the Syrian crisis could destabilize
the whole region, Tunisian Ambassador to Russia Ali Gutali told a news
conference in Moscow on Friday.
“Tunisia has taken a stance of principle on the Syrian issue. We want
the crisis to be settled peacefully by consensus. Tunisia is opposed to
military interference and the imposition of a military solution to the
conflict. Such measures could destabilize the whole region,” Gutali
The Tunisian ambassador said that Tunisia hadn’t yet recognized the
National Coalition of Syrian Opposition Forces. “However, we believe
that representatives of the entire spectrum of political forces should
join efforts aimed at settling the crisis,” Ali Gutali went on to say.
Asked to comment on a number of media reports that Tunisian citizens
were involved in hostilities in Syria, the ambassador replied that
Tunisia didn’t have organizations that were recruiting people for
participation in military hostilities or terrorist activities in Syria.
At the same time, the diplomat noted that there had been incidents when
Tunisian youth illegally joined the fighting groups in Syria.
“Tunisia is in a period of transition. Therefore, we still have
security problems and difficulties in restoring control on the border.
However, the government is doing its best to stand against such
incidents,” the Tunisian ambassador said in conclusion.