MECC Approves Open Letter to Iran
As you know siege and starvation are being used as weapons by various forces in Syria. MECC has be focusing on the damage done to Palestinians in Yarmouk
camp for some time. Because of all kinds of pressure from UNWRA, Code Pink, various humanitarian agencies and the need to "look good" for
the Geneva talks on Syria there has been some "easing" of the sieges in Yarmouk and Homs, but the situation is still intolerable.
At it's 2/13/14 meeting the Middle East Crisis Committee
Added to its program this statement:
"The use of hunger against mostly civilian targets is cruel and a war crime. We denounce its use against any civilian population in particular victims in Syria."
It also agreed to sign on to the
Heller, Chomsky, PEP open letter to
Iran on Yarmouk camp Please read it over and sign on
to it yourself as an individual. Basically it says we are anti-war people who oppose attacks on Iran and
Syria and we call for the
Iranian government to use its influence with the Syrian government to end the siege of Yarmouk camp.
It also decided to send a letter to U.S. officials insisting it demand the Gulf Monarchies and Turkey, a NATO ally, stop sending weapons and funding to groups in Syria