LEBANESE CAUTION U.S. INTERFERENCE IN ASIAN ISLANDS DISPUTE “RISKY”

BEIRUT, Lebanon- The Lebanese Communist Party’s Secretary General, Hanna Gharib, accused the United States of interfering in South China Sea’s islands issue.

Gharib said, the United States is attempting to interfere through pressuring the Philippines, to raise the issue to the International Arbitration Court.

“Basically, problems or conflicts among neighbouring states should be solved without any foreign interference, particularly by those who are not involved in the matter,” Gharib said.

He said, “Adopting dialogue instead, to reach a solution to a problem among the concerned parties, is in the best interest of the regional states and its peoples.”

Gharib said, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, launched an initiative in this respect, which China accepted, and henceforward all the regionally concerned parties should engage in dialogue to solve the issue for their best interests.

As for raising the issue to the Arbitration Court via the Philippines, Gharib commented, “Taking this problem to a third party, such as the Arbitration Court, opens the door for interference, which is not regionally in the peoples’ best interests, as it allows the U.S. to interfere, which does not work to solve the issues, but aggravates them instead.”

Gharib asserted that “the United States is interfering in the issue, not to solve it at all, but to gain more influence and enforce its will in monopolising global decisions, as the region’s peoples seek increased freedom, sovereignty, free will and to get rid of the United State’s imperialist regime.”

He cautioned, “This is a very serious issue with serious implications that no one will be able to control,” adding, “They drew up a New Middle East map and look what happened. Now, they are inciting strife and wars among the Middle East population.”

He advised the ASEAN populations “not to follow the United State’s plan and learn from the Middle East’s lessons. What is happening with us could happen to you, if the United State’s fleet sails into the South China Sea, which is what we do not want to see happening and you should avoid it at whatever cost.”

Gharib considered that “refusing China’s appeal for dialogue is the problem,” accusing the United States of “pressuring all countries attempting to liberate themselves from the United State’s hegemony.”

Source: Name News Network

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