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China warns of full-scale war in Syria as Lebanon army restores calm after clashes

Posted By admin On June 4, 2012 @ 3:09 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AL ARABIYA [1]
June 4, 2012

China’s top state newspaper warned on Monday that any Western-backed military intervention in Syria would unleash even bloodier chaos, and said abandoning envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan could push Syria into the “abyss” of full-scale war, as Lebanese forces managed to restore calm in the northern city of Tripoli after Syria-linked deadly clashes.

The People’s Daily, the main newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, spelled out the reasons for Beijing’s opposition to a tougher response to the massacre last month of 108 people in al-Houla, which Western and Arab governments blamed on forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

The paper also warned that “external forces are not qualified to meddle,” according to Reuters.

“It is easy to imagine the turmoil that would occur should Syria erupt into all-out civil war, triggering Western military intervention,” said a commentary in the paper, which generally reflects Chinese government thinking.

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[1] AL ARABIYA: http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/06/04/218434.html

[2] Iran helps Syria ship oil to China: sources: http://www.prisonplanet.com/exclusive-iran-helps-syria-ship-oil-to-china-sources.html

[3] Report: US drones monitoring clashes in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-us-drones-monitoring-clashes-in-syria.html

[4] Russia, China warn West against Syria intervention: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-china-warn-west-against-syria-intervention.html

[5] Chinese newspaper accuses west of provoking civil war in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinese-newspaper-accuses-west-of-provoking-civil-war-in-syria.html

[6] UN: Syria now in full-scale civil war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-syria-now-in-full-scale-civil-war.html

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