UN Security Council contemplating resolution against Syria

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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United Nations, Jun 9: With no end in sight to the violence that has erupted in Syria in the wake of the civil unrest, the European member nations of the United Nations Security Council on Jun 8, took the lead in presenting a revamped resolution condemning Syria for its crackdown on peaceful anti-government demonstrators.

Mark Lyall Grant, Britain's ambassador to the United Nations said, "It demands an immediate end to the violence and condemns diplomatic human rights abuses."

He added, "It calls on the Syrian authorities to immediately lift the siege of affected towns, it calls for steps to address the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people, which include reforms that will allow general political participation, inclusive dialogue and effective exercise of fundamental freedoms."

After the council's meet on Jun 8, he informed that the consultations would begin from Jun 9 and hoped that it would be voted on within a few days. The resolution was introduced by Britain, France, Germany and Portugal.

The UN Security Council has been blasted for failing to act to put an end to the violence in Syria.

Syria is witnessing a massive civil unrest demanding the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad. The revolution is one among the many revolts that has engulfed the Middle East countries, predominantly Islamic countries that haven't seen a change of government in many decades. The revolts have become popular by the name of the Arab Springs.

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