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UN Security Council condemns Syria

08-04-2011 08:21 BJT Special Report:Unrest in Syria |

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The UN Security Council Wednesday adopted a presidential statement on Syria, condemning Syrian authorities' use of force against civilians and called on all parties to stop the violence.

The 15 members of the Council condemned "widespread violations of human rights and the use of force against civilians by the Syrian authorities". The Council also called for "an immediate end to all violence and urged all sides to act with utmost restraint, and to refrain from reprisals, including attacks on state institutions". Syria's neighbor Lebanon, disassociated itself from the statement agreed by the other 14 members of the Council.

File photo shows women demonstrating against Syria's regime of President Bashar
al-Assad, July 29, 2011, in front of the Syrian consulate in Istanbul. The United
Nations condemned the Syrian government's deadly crackdown on protests and called for
those responsible to be held "accountable," as tanks stormed the protest hub of Hama


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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