Bulgarian Ex-PM Cautions against Syria Strike 'without Evidence'

Politics » DIPLOMACY | September 2, 2013, Monday // 12:57
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Ex-PM Cautions against Syria Strike 'without Evidence' Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. Photo by BGNES

Boyko Borisov, leader of Bulgaria’s center-right GERB party and former Prime Minister (2009-2012), has condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

“The use of chemical weapons has to be punished,” Borisov said upon being asked on Twitter by former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy (2001-2005) about GERB’s stance on the crisis in Syria.

However, Borisov declared that no military intervention should take place “without clear evidence.”

“At this moment an exit should be sought without military action,” Borisov added.

“This stance is more typical for the Bulgarian Socialist Party, for Russia and Iran…We expect something more creative from the chairman of GERB,” Passy said, apparently referring to the Socialist-led government’s close ties with Moscow.

The Bulgarian government has also condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria, saying it is counting on agreement within the UN Security Council before any steps are taken with respect to the Middle Eastern country.

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Tags: Boyko Borisov, Solomon Passy, Syria, GERB, chemical weapons
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