BRAZILIA, (SANA) – Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota reiterated his country's rejection of any foreign intervention in Syria, stressing firm support to the mission of the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan.
Speaking at a press conference with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro , said that Brazil's support to Annan's plan may be higher than that of the US.
He called for taking seriously the recent statement of the head of the U.N. Investigation Commission on Syria, Brazilian Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, about a state of catastrophic militarization in Syria.
In a statement to the Brazilian Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, Pinheiro said that Syria witnesses a state of armed conflict and the Syrian government has legal grounds to confront armed groups, indicating that what is taking place in Syria is not a civil war.
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