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February 17, 2012 12:44 pm

NATO Pledges Not to Intervene in Syrian Conflict

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost/Reuters – NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the Western alliance had no intention of intervening in Syria even in the event of a UN mandate to protect civilians, and urged Middle East countries to find a way to end the spiraling violence.

Rasmussen told Reuters on Friday he also rejected the possibility of providing logistical support for proposed “humanitarian corridors” to ferry relief to towns and cities bearing the brunt of President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

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