시리아 국영 신문, ‘티슈린’은 토니 블레어 전 영국 총리가 중동평화 중재를 위한 국제특사로 임명된 것을 강력히 비난했습니다.

 이 신문은 30일, 사설에서 블레어 전 총리는 전쟁의 사람이라고 지칭하고 평화중재 임무를 수행할 수 없다면서 이같이 비난했습니다.

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A state-run Syrian newspaper is strongly criticizing former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's appointment as the international envoy to the Middle East.

The Syrian newspaper Tishrin said in an editorial today (Saturday) that the former Prime Minister is a "man of war" and can not serve as an advocate for peace.

The editorial accuses Mr. Blair of taking action to impose sanctions and isolation on Syria. It also lambasts his ties with U.S. President George Bush and his support of the war in Iraq.

Shortly after stepping down Wednesday as prime minister, Mr. Blair was named special Mideast envoy by the international Quartet of middle east peace mediators, which includes the European Union, Russia, the United Nations, and the U.S.

His task is to lay the groundwork for Palestinian statehood.