EU urges UN to condemn Syrian attacks against protesters

Four European nations are urging the U.N. Security Council to strongly condemn the violence against peaceful demonstrators in Syria.

A council diplomat said France, Britain, Germany and Portugal circulated a draft media statement to the other council members. It will be discussed at a council meeting Tuesday afternoon, the diplomat said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the consultations have been private.

The draft statement supports Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for an independent and transparent investigation into the killings in Syria, where more than 300 people have died in five weeks of unrest, the diplomat said.

It would also take note of the Syrian government’s lifting of emergency laws and remind Syrian authorities of their obligation to respect human rights. AP

  • Rafic

    I think the only language Pres. Assad understands is ultimatums or force after all he is Syrian too, and he thinks he needs to do the same thing to his people to make them comply.

  • Rafic

    I think the only language Pres. Assad understands is ultimatums or force after all he is Syrian too, and he thinks he needs to do the same thing to his people to make them comply.

  • Anonymous

    I think the only language Pres. Assad understands is ultimatums or force after all he is Syrian too, and he thinks he needs to do the same thing to his people to make them comply.

  • C S

    Bomb his palace……that’s one language he will quickly understand….

  • C S

    Bomb his palace……that’s one language he will quickly understand….

  • antar2011

    condemnation here
    condemnation there

    lip service does nothing to the lives that are being lost.

    human rights my arse!

  • antar2011

    condemnation here
    condemnation there

    lip service does nothing to the lives that are being lost.

    human rights my arse!

  • Anonymous

    condemnation here
    condemnation there

    lip service does nothing to the lives that are being lost.

    human rights my arse!

  • lebnaneh

    EU or UN bashar will tell you to write you complains on block of ice and place it und the syrian sun and enjoy the waiting list so good luck ben laymoun and lets hope it won;t take longer then harrirs murderes

  • Anonymous

    EU or UN bashar will tell you to write you complains on block of ice and place it und the syrian sun and enjoy the waiting list so good luck ben laymoun and lets hope it won;t take longer then harrirs murderes