Bulgarian President: Chemical Weapons Use Must Be Punished
The use of chemical weapons in Syria against civilians is absolutely unacceptable, says Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev.
Speaking from the Rila monastery Saturday, where he attended the liturgy for the 70th anniversary of the death of Tsar Boris III, the President voiced again his opinion that the perpetrators of the attack must be identified and punished accordingly.
"I have been informed that there will be protests today near the Council of Ministries, they might move somewhere else latter. I respect every protest. But the matter here is the Bulgarian State and principles the global democratic community should not give up on," Plevneliev said in commenting on a protest rally before his office in Sofia, staged by Syrian citizens, who called on Bulgaria to not interfere in the conflict.
The President asked the Bulgarian Parliament to follow the example of many others in Europe and hold a debate on the pros and the cons and to assess everyone's role in the current situation and crisis in the region as it could turn global.
Regarding the wave of refugees crossing the southern Bulgarian border, he stressed it would be very humane for Bulgarians, known for their hospitality, to show respect for everyone's basic right to receive protection and lead a dignified live.
Plevneliev assured his institution was working actively to help the effort to find shelter for the refugees.
"On the other hand side, including Friday at the sitting of the Security Council at the Council of Ministries, Bulgaria shows it is dealing with the issue actively; the needed resources have been secured, and we are obliged to show humanity and empathy," the President concluded.
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F.......YOU ALL!!! TIMES HAVE CHANGED!!! WHEN I WAS 18 YEAR OLD REFUGEE FROM BULGARIA IN ITALIAN REFUGEE CAMP NO ONE ASK OR IMPLIED I SHOULD LEAVE!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???
PEOPLE NEVER LEAVE THEIR COUNTRY FOR NO REASON!!!!IF IN THE 1960'S I WAS REJECTED BY THE UN GOVERNING BODY...I WOULD SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE IN A COMMUNIST CAMP OR DEAD!!!!!!!!!
WAKE UP & SMELL THE COFFEE!!!!!
"Regarding the wave of refugees, crossing the southern Bulgarian border, he [Rosen Plevneliev] stressed it would be very humane for Bulgarians, known for their hospitality, to show respect for everyone's basic right to receive protection and lead a dignified live"-----the problem is that the expected USA' military intervention will inevitably lead to the drastical growth of the wave of refugees, and that huge wave may break the limits of BG (and other European states)' respect for "everyone's basic right"...
Of course you are right Koraly, but unfortunately, the Bulgarian government is merely a puppet of the US government and Brussels (the HQ of both NATO and the EU) and will support whatever crimes its masters demand of it. The Romanian and Albanian governments, for example, are absolutely identical in this regard.