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Nato urges UN to enforce Syria plan

2012-07-02 18:45

Brussels - Nato is urging the United Nations to enforce the peace plan for Syria endorsed by an international conference in Geneva.

Secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday that the conflict in the Arab state was risking the stability of the entire region.

On Saturday, the conference endorsed a UN-brokered peace plan that calls for the creation of a transitional government in Damascus.

The Syrian opposition has already dismissed the plan because it did not call for President Bashar al-Assad to give up power.

Fogh Rasmussen reiterated that Nato would not intervene militarily in Syria's conflict "because we believe a political solution is an adequate solution".

The Assad regime's crackdown on an increasingly armed popular uprising has left thousands dead in Syria over the past 16 months.

Comments
  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-07-02 19:29

    Nato has stronger morals and leadership than the political leadership of the main countries, barring Turkey, that make up its membership.

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