Bulgaria Should't Get Involved in Syria - Former President
Bulgaria ought not get involved in the conflict going on in Syria, according to former Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov.
Parvanov spoke in the wake of heightened US rhetoric of possible military intervention, after the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war.
"I stand behind a non-participation of Bulgaria - especially given the unclear evidence and analysis of the UN investigative mission regarding what happened in Damascus," said the former Bulgarian President Sunday.
"I definitely think that ther must be a prior UN decision before anyone acts out," added he.
"I am convinced that our position must be part of the common EU and NATO positions, which at present do not exist," said Parvanov.
According to the former President, Bulgaria's national interest strongly speaks of non-involvement.
Georgi Parvanov, formerly a leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, was elected twice to the position of Bulgaria's President and served two 5-year terms, 2002-12.
Bulgaria's current President Rosen Plevneliev and the cabinet of PM Plamen Oresharski have this far adopted a cautious position, saying the details of the chemical attack were not clear, but has nevertheless denounced all use of chemical weapons.
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