Green Party Nominee Urges ME ‘Weapons Embargo’
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein called on the United States to launch a "peace offensive" in the Middle East, that she said should begin with a "weapons embargo" against the countries fueling terrorism in the region.
Several countries in the Middle East are battling Daesh [the Arabic acronym for the terrorist "ISIS" group] and other Takfiris who are mostly sponsored by the United States or its regional allies such as Saudi Arabia and "Israel."
Washington has sold weapons worth billions of dollars to these countries. Only last week the State Department approved the potential sale of $1.15 billion more in arms to Riyadh to replace items destroyed in the war.
Stein, a physician, peace activist, and politician, said on Wednesday the United States needs "a new kind of offensive in the Middle East, because bombing terrorism and shooting terrorists is not quelling terrorism."
"It's only fanning the flames of terrorism, the misery and the poverty that drive terrorism," she said during a town hall meeting organized by CNN.
"We are calling for a new kind of offensive, a peace offensive for the Middle East that begins with a weapons embargo," she added.
The activist said America and its allies are providing most of the weapons to the fighting forces in the war-torn countries, so Washington should initiate a weapons embargo.
Stein argued America's "ill-conceived plan" has created "failed states" and caused "mass refugee migrations and repeated terrorist threats that get worse with each cycle."
The US, Saudi Arabia and a number of other Western countries, along with Gulf monarchies and Turkey, back terrorist groups fighting the government in Syria, where the conflict has left more than 4,7000 people dead and more than two million displaced.
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