Clinton says that the UN Security Council “must act” on Syria..Russia says “NO”

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that the UN Security Council “must act” on Syria to end President Bashar al-Assad’s “violent and brutal attacks” against demonstrators.

Amid Russian opposition to a tough resolution on Syria, Clinton said that she would travel to the United Nations tomorrow to “send a clear message of support to the Syrian people: we stand with you.”

“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the escalation of the Syrian regime’s violent and brutal attacks on its own people,” Ms Clinton said in a statement.

“The Security Council must act and make clear to the Syrian regime that the world community views its actions as a threat to peace and security. The violence must end, so that a new period of democratic transition can begin,” she said.

“The longer the Assad regime continues its attacks on the Syrian people and stands in the way of a peaceful transition, the greater the concern that instability will escalate and spill over throughout the region,” she said.

Russia will not bargain with the West over the fresh draft resolution on Syria, says Russia’s deputy foreign minister. The draft in its current form ignores the Russian position and therefore, has no chance of being accepted, Gennady Gatilov said.

“It is not part of our political practice to trade our principles,” Gatilov said on Monday as cited by Interfax. “We don’t bargain, but seek consideration for our positions and our vision, which are based on our knowledge of regional realities and our historical experience.”

“Russia can only support the resolution if it fixes Russia’s principled approaches, which I have mentioned and which are shared by many other countries,” he added.

On Tuesday, the UNSC will hear the Arab League’s report on the findings of its recent mission to monitor the ruling regime’s response to the popular uprising in Syria. France and the UK are pushing for the adoption of a new resolution drafted by Morocco. The resolution would back the Arab League’s plan for the transition of power in Syria from President Assad to a unity government.

Russia resists a swift vote on this, saying it wants to study the Arab League’s report in detail before taking any step. Moscow has vetoed a previous UN resolution on Syria, citing its ambiguous language that could provide for a foreign intervention, and contemplates banning the new one.

The UK urges Russia to stop blocking the UN move.

We believe that the UN must act to support the people of Syria and that Russia can no longer explain blocking the UN and providing cover for the regime’s brutal repression,” the UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said on Monday.

The UN estimates over 5,400 people have been killed in Syria since the popular uprising against the regime broke out ten months ago. Assad says he is fighting an armed foreign insurgency and bears heavy troop losses.


i cannot see russia or china changing their minds so these resolutions are a waste of time..for now..and do you really think handing power to his deputy will stop the “rebels”? wont..


~ by seeker401 on February 1, 2012.

3 Responses to “Clinton says that the UN Security Council “must act” on Syria..Russia says “NO””

  1. […] Clinton says that the UN Security Council „must act“ on Syria..Russia says „NO&#82… ( Share this:Like this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Categories: Близък изток, изявление, statement Етикети:Arab League, bulgaria, Morocco, National Council of Syria, syria, Syrian people, United Nations Security Council, United Nations Security Council resolution Коментари (0) Trackbacks (0) Вашият коментар Trackback […]

  2. Excuse me 401, but there is an apparent mistype in this article. I believe you said the UN Sercurity Council and I am sure that you meant the Insercurity Councel….at least the Russians are going to make a study of the situation, unbiased I am sure. And the Chinese I am sure…really don’t give a shit, they are just playing the UN game.

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