Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ah, Another Double Standard

In the Guardian you can read of how "Iran is engineering population swaps in Syria".
Labib al-Nahas, the chief of foreign relations for Ahrar al-Sham, who led negotiations in Istanbul, said Tehran was seeking to create areas it could control. “Iran was very ready to make a full swap between the north and south. They wanted a geographical continuation into Lebanon. Full sectarian segregation is at the heart of the Iranian project in Syria. They are looking for geographical zones that they can fully dominate and influence. This will have repercussions on the entire region.
and here is a screen-snap:

But isn't Israel accused of a war crime on the basis of Geneva 1949?

Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.DEPORTATIONS, TRANSFERS, EVACUATIONSARTICLE 49 

Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.

Another double-standard?


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