Dáil Must Discuss Russia’s Actions in Aleppo
Statement by Brendan Griffin TD (FG) Kerry
Thursday, September 29th 2016.
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, has called for the Dáil to set aside time to discuss the unfolding horror in Aleppo, Syria.
Deputy Griffin made the call following his unsuccessful efforts to raise the matter as a Topical Issue on each of the three Dáil sitting days this week.
“I welcome the action earlier this week by our Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, to call in the Russian Ambassador to Ireland to discuss Russia’s involvement in possible war crimes in Aleppo.
“I now believe that the Dáil should prioritise time to discuss the unfolding horror in Aleppo and give full consideration to the possible expulsion of the Russian Ambassador from Ireland in protest at his country’s deplorable actions against the ordinary men, women and children of Syria.
“The savagery being unleashed in Aleppo at present rivals anything in the history of human conflict. The world cannot ignore this situation and even small countries like Ireland must make our protestations heard. Numerous reports from reputable agencies have indicated that Russia is complicit in the carrying out of war crimes in Syria. As a nation, we cannot allow such actions to occur without repercussion and I hope that the Dáil will give this matter full attention at the earliest possible time.”
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