The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The United States and its allies are planning a military intervention in Syria against the Syrian government. For a long time, the US and NATO have been trying for a military intervention like in Libya to topple the Bashar al-Assad government. But they were thwarted because the UN Security Council did not approve such an action.
The current pretext for the military attack is the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government forces near Damascus. There has to be an independent investigation to substantiate this claim and if so who has used the neurotoxic agent. The US and the Western powers have no credibility in making this charge as they used a similar pretext of “weapons of mass destruction” to attack Iraq.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the reported moves to launch a military attack on Syria which is to be discussed at a meeting of military chiefs of the US and its allies at Amman in Jordan. The Government of India should come out against any military intervention and advocate a political solution for the conflict in Syria.