Tripartite Alliance against Syrian intervention

The Tripartite Alliance says evidence needs to be produced before the US intervenes.

An image by Shaam News Network shows people inspecting bodies of children and adults after they were allegedly killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The Tripartite Alliance has called on the US congress to vote against a plan by President Barack Obama to launch a military strike against Syria.

This weekend, Obama announced he would seek approval from congress to retaliate against the Syrian government which stands accused of using chemical weapons against its own people.

Obama said the world cannot just stand and do nothing.

But the alliance's call echoes that of South African President Jacob Zuma who believes a solution must be found through dialogue.

Spokesperson for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Patrick Craven says evidence that the Syrian government was responsible for the attacks needs to be produced.

"The evidence that the government was responsible for its own chemical weapons attack on its own citizens hasn't been produced."

The alliance is a partnership between Cosatu, the African National Congress and the South African Communist party.