Skip to comments.UN Condemns Syria
Posted on 12/19/2011 2:26:59 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The United Nations has voted to condemn the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for its murderous nine-month campaign of violence against civilian anti-government protesters.
The resolution, sponsored by Germany, the UK and France was approved Monday by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly in a vote of 133-11, with 43 abstentions.
Syria's Ambassador to the U.N. Bashar Ja'afari accused the sponsors of the non-binding resolution of waging a "political, media and diplomatic war" with the goal of destroying his country.
The resolution calls for an immediate end to the violence and demands that Syrian authorities implement an Arab League initiative signed last month "without further delay."
It also urges the Assad regime to withdraw its tanks from the nation's streets, to release all political prisoners and to allow foreign observers into the country.
Assad allegedly had already agreed to the latter, with Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem signing an Arab League agreement to send monitors to Syria.
However, Syrian opposition forces said Monday in a statement from Tunisia that they believe the president is lying, and that only foreign military intervention can save their country.
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Oh NO! Not the “Angry Letter”! Syria is doomed.
Yes. The angry letter, carefully worded by a team of crack diplomats, each earning more in one week than either of us do in six months. Yay!
The resolution, sponsored by Germany, the UK and France was approved Monday by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly in a vote of 133-11, with 43 abstentions.Meanwhile, Germany accuses Israel of damaging "the peace process" because of housing construction on the former Jordanian-occupied West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.
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