Boris Johnson: Don't arm the Syria maniacs
Peter Dominiczak, and Christopher HopeArming the Syrian rebels would be disastrous because Britain would be “pressing weapons into the hands of maniacs”, says Boris Johnson.
The Mayor of London warns David Cameron that the UK must not use Syria as an “arena for muscle-flexing” and says that any weapons sent to the country’s opposition could end up in the hands of al-Qaeda.
His comments come after several leading figures opposed any move by Mr Cameron to join President Barack Obama in providing greater assistance to the forces fighting Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian leader.
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"Boris Johnson: Don't arm the Syria maniacs", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 01/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/boris-johnson-don-t-arm-the-syria-maniacs