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Jeremy Corbyn didn’t create the conflict in Syria | Letters

Professor Philip Spencer (Corbyn taken to task over the war in Syria, Letters, 4 October) identifies the House of Commons vote in August 2013 against military intervention in Syria, which he attributes in part to Jeremy Corbyn’s influence, as the prime cause of the terrible situation in Syria today. By 2013 Syrian suffering had already been hugely aggravated by western mistakes in which Mr Corbyn had no part – for example, prioritising regime change in ceasefire negotiations and maintaining a hostile attitude towards Russia.
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