Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s decision to co-sponsor a US resolution of the United Nations Security Council has not gone done well with Opposition Leader Dr.Keith Rowley.
Dr. Rowley said it was best Trinidad and Tobago had passed up on the occasion.
The resolution which was voted on by the Security Council on Wednesday received the support of over 100 members of the UN General Assembly.
During his hour long presentation evening at the People’s National Movement St Ann’s East Constituency annual conference at the San Juan North Secondary School Saturday night, Dr. Rowley said TT cannot afford to declare war on terrorists at a time when you can stay away.
He stated that Trinidad and Tobago’s interest must come first on these international issues.
The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) has also expressed the view that Trinidad and Tobago should not have gotten involved with the US United Nations resolution on Islamic State and other terrorist groups.
MSJ Public Relations Officer Gregory Fernandez said the political unrest in a number Middle Eastern and North African countries was the work of the US and its allies.
There are reports that some 50 Trinidadians have left home to go abroad and fight for militant groups in Syria and Iraq.
Mr. Fernandez stated if these reports are true there could be severe backlash for this country.
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