Jordanians Protest Against Syrian Airstrikes in Front of U.S. Embassy in Amman

Published April 15th, 2018 - 07:44 GMT
Jordanian security forces on guard before protesters near Israeli Embassy in Amman (AFP/File Photo)
Jordanian security forces on guard before protesters near Israeli Embassy in Amman (AFP/File Photo)

Dozens on Saturday staged a sit-in in front of the U.S. embassy in Amman in protest against the Western strikes on Syria.

Participants in the protest, mostly of leftist and pan-Arab leaning, and members of the Jordanian Communist Party, called for a unified Arab position that rejects the Western strikes on government positions in the Syrian capital.

The U.S., UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria early in the morning on Saturday targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.

The Western allies said their joint strikes came in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma last week.

 

 

Protesters condemned the strikes as “naked aggression” a flagrant breach of international law.

Also on Saturday, the Jordanian Communist Party issued a statement condemning the “limited” Western strikes on Syria saying “they will indirectly serve the terrorist groups” in the war-torn country.

The party described the U.S.-UK-France strikes on Syria as another “tripartite aggression” in reference to the 1956 joint Israeli-British-French attack on Egypt.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

 


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