Washington tries to legitimize so-called Syrian opposition, sending them a clear signal that any act of terrorism and any act of violence is acceptable, political commentator and Iran expert Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich told RT.
RT: On Thursday, the UN Security Council will vote on a French-proposed resolution which would allow the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court. How do you view this proposed resolution?
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich: I think the time of this is very peculiar because here is no doubt in my mind there is a plot to disrupt the upcoming elections in Syria. And I think the French who introduced the bill along with other Western policy-makers truly fear the voice of the people, and this has been demonstrated over and over in different parts of the world. Even according to NATO’s data last year, only 10 percent of the Syrian people, who have been so overwhelmed with all of these acts of terrorism going on, support the rebel opposition. Over 70 percent support President Assad and that was as of last year. As the situation has been exasperating since no doubt more and more people do want to cast a vote for Assad. The Western decision-makers are wary of this and of course this is what they do not want to see. They want to impose the terrorists that they call opposition on the Syrian people.
Attempting to pass such a resolution at the UN Security Council is ridiculous. It must be obvious to everybody that the only intention is to stop the elections, the so-called opposition has boycotted it anyway. So it is just very unsavory games that are being played here.