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Procedure : 2020/2113(INI)
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Document selected : A9-0256/2022

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PV 22/11/2022 - 22
CRE 22/11/2022 - 22

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PV 23/11/2022 - 4.7
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Wednesday, 23 November 2022 - Strasbourg Revised edition

18.5. Promoting regional stability and security in the broader Middle East region (A9-0256/2022 - Manu Pineda)
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  Mick Wallace (The Left). – Mr President, this report on stability and security in the broader Middle East is incredible for what it manages to ignore and conceal. Apparently in this region, instability and wars just spontaneously happen. It says the underlying causes of instability must be addressed, but there are none in the report. There was no Iraq War, there was no regime change operation in Syria. In this fairy tale, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US didn’t train, arm and finance al-Qaida and Syria. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, France and the UK have not been bombing the daylights out of Yemen for eight years. Iran, Russia and Turkey are active in Syria, but America and Israelis are nowhere. America and Israelis are not illegally occupying Syria and the Israelis are not bombing Syria every week. And the US and the EU are not sanctioning the Syrian people to death.

If we are incapable of talking honestly about our criminal actions, we are doomed to repeat them.

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