Monday, January 30, 2012

Hillary Clinton Says Violence Must End in Syria

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to the United Nations on Tuesday for three days of diplomacy aimed at breaking a stalemate at the UN Security Council over a resolution demanding a halt to violence in Syria.
Clinton said on Monday, "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the escalation of the Syrian regime's violent and brutal attacks on its own people,"
"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," Clinton said. " The violence must end, so that a new period of democratic transition can begin."
In the last ten months, over 5,000 people have been killed in Bashar al Assad regime's brutal crackdown against anti-government unrest.
UN Security Council action condemning Assad's brutal crackdown has been blocked until now by Russia and China, which which vetoed a European-drafted Security Council resolution in October that would have condemned Syria for its bloody crackdown.

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