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Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) speaks during a ceremony at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh yesterday. Facebook
Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) speaks during a ceremony at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh yesterday. Facebook

US policy destabilised Middle East, says Hun Sen

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lauded his own government’s efforts of bringing “peace” to Cambodia without “foreign interference” while calling out the US for destabilising the Middle East, where he said American policy had given rise to destructive “colour revolutions”.

The premier made the comments at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh yesterday while announcing the winners of a youth role model competition.

While acknowledging the UN had spent $2 billion in Cambodia following the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements to organise elections, Hun Sen said the country was still at war at the time and it was his “win-win” policy – which integrated Khmer Rouge soldiers into RCAF – that had “finished” the conflict.

Praising the Kingdom’s subsequent development, he highlighted the fate of the Middle East, where he said US interference had been a destabilising force.

“Please look at the Middle East after there was inteference by foreigners to create colour revolutions such as in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Egypt and Iraq, where Sadam Hussein was toppled by the US,” the premier said.

“Have those countries received any achievement under the terms of democracy and human rights? From day to day, thousands of people have been killed. This is the result of doing wrong politics, and America is wrong.”

Hun Sen also noted the current Republican presidential candidate shared his critical view of US policy in Iraq, which had allowed the terrorist group ISIS a foothold in the region.

“Even Donald Trump, who is the presidential candidate for the Republican Party, also claimed that [the US] is wrong,” he said.

The US Embassy yesterday declined to comment.



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Don Rennie's picture

Dear Channyda,

Most people in the international community give little weight to the PM's view regarding international relations. The PM is corrupt and people around the world know this.

Donald Trump's remarks are simply rhetoric used to attract attention and more votes.

Instead, the PM should focus on an explanation to the Khmer people about why his net worth exceeds $600 million. The PM continues to play a losing game.

No country is perfect.


R Jenny's picture

Although I myself am heavily suffering under Cambodian corruption (by loosing a 2008 purchased land and 2012 built house on it, as my Cambodian daughter was not told it was in fact illegally sold state land), I am truly with Prime Minister Hun Sen who blames the US for creating a mess not only in Middle Est, but in my opinion aside from former Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) also in other parts of the world.
According to reports from the internet, but not claiming myself that all has to be true, the US government is promoting a New World Order (NWO) by implementing/triggering since decades worldwide "measures", given by an inner circle of the so called Bilderberg (finance/industrial) group (google it, established almost 100 yrs ago), who wants a single regime on earth with a maximum of just 1 billion people!

There was in the past just ONE US president who warningly spoke out about those ideas: John F. Kennedy, and we know what happened to him 1963 - think about !