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By Asia News

8/27/2013 (2 years ago)

Asia News (www.asianews.it/)

Once again, as was the case in Iraq, the United States is acting as an international executioner - Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

Speaking to AsiaNews, the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church strongly criticised the US position, which is 'completely one-sided. Without the endorsement of the United Nations, they want to decide the fate of a whole country of millions of inhabitants. Once again,' Hilarion warned, 'thousands of lives will be sacrificed on the altar of an imaginary democracy;' among them, according to the Metropolitan, there are, first of all, 'Christians, about whose fate no one cares.'

Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Department for External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, condemns threats of NATO intervention without a UN mandate. More victims will be 'sacrificed on the altar of an imaginary democracy'.

Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Department for External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, condemns threats of NATO intervention without a UN mandate. More victims will be "sacrificed on the altar of an imaginary democracy".

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By Asia News

Asia News (www.asianews.it/)

8/27/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: Syria, Jihadists, Syrian Christians, Syrian Muslims, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, UN, Obama administration, Red Line, military, President Obama


MOSCOW, Russia (Asia News) - As a Western military intervention against the regime of Bashar al-Assad appears increasingly likely, the Russian Orthodox Church expresses 'strong concern' about possible developments of the crisis, this following US charges that the regime used chemical weapons against civilians.

'Once again, as was the case in Iraq, the United States is acting as an international executioner', said Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Speaking to AsiaNews, the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church strongly criticised the US position, which he said isĀ 'completely one-sided.'

'Without the endorsement of the United Nations, they want to decide the fate of a whole country of millions of inhabitants.'

'Once again,' Hilarion warned, 'thousands of lives will be sacrificed on the altar of an imaginary democracy;' among them, according to the Metropolitan, there are, first of all, 'Christians, about whose fate no one cares.'

They are at 'risk of becoming hostages to the situation and the main victims of radical extremist forces, who, with the help of the United States, will come to power.'

'The international community,' he concluded, 'must do everything to avoid that events develop in this direction.'



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