Clashes and mixed situation inSyriais going on. As UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moonannouncedon Tuesday the situation inSyriahas become unacceptable and called on the Security Council to unite on the issue. Indian news writes about this.
“The situation inSyriahas become an unacceptable and intolerable situation,” Ban said inBogor,Indonesia, where he addressed the country’s peacekeepers working for the UN.
His comments come ahead of a UN Security Council meeting Tuesday to discuss a draft statement calling for possible “further measures” if President Bashar al-Assad does not carry out a peace plan by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.
A Western-drafted statement onSyriawas put to the council Monday byFrance, aiming to give strong backing to Annan’s efforts to halt the 12 months of killing inSyria.
The document, which could be voted on Tuesday, is a presidential statement, which has less weight than a resolution but is adopted by consensus and is generally negotiated faster.
The statement, obtained by AFP, would express the “gravest concern” at the deteriorating crisis inSyriaand “profound regret” at the thousands of dead over the past year.
It calls on Assad andSyria‘s opposition to “implement fully and immediately” Annan’s six-point peace plan.
France‘s UN envoy Gerard Araud said he hoped it would be adopted the same day.
The plan includes a halt to the violence, humanitarian access, the release of detainees held over the past year and withdrawal of security forces from protest cities.
As CNN writes the Syrian regime launched new assaults onHomsprovince Tuesday, killing one of the first organizers in the Syrian uprising. CNN announced about this quoting an opposition group.