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Security Council urged to act on Syria

2012-01-16 20:24

Abu Dhabi - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday appealed to the Security Council to act with "seriousness" on Syria, where he said the situation has become "unacceptable".

"The situation has reached an unacceptable point," Ban told reporters on the sidelines of an energy summit in Abu Dhabi.

"I sincerely hope that the Security Council will handle this in a sense of seriousness and gravity and in a coherent manner," he said.

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  • Anthony - 2012-01-16 20:50

    Well, let's see which side SA will take this time. The side of a ruthless murderers dictator, or that of a people whose only "crime" is that , after tyranny of over 40 years, they want a change of government

      Graziella - 2012-01-17 09:37

      South Africa and AU tried repeatedly to arrange for a ceasefire in Libya but NATO always insisted on continuing the bombing, effectively scuppering all efforts to reach a peaceful solution. But what do they know, right?

      Anthony - 2012-01-17 10:12

      @Graziella, Yes, "what do they know" ??? They, most Afrcan leaders, don't even know, what they themselves wrote and agreed on , in the African Charter, re democracy!!!!!!!!!!

      Barry - 2012-01-17 18:54

      @Anthony I have no doubt South Africa will not side with what the Syiran government is doing, but will not side with those itching for NATO to destruct the country.

  • Luyolo - 2012-01-17 08:59

    Dont just consume follow the trail it might lead you to the other side of the coin. http://www.infowars.com/are-the-middle-east-wars-really-about-forcing-the-world-into-dollars-and-private-central-banking/

  • Graziella - 2012-01-17 09:39

    The UNSC was set up to deal with matters BETWEEN NATION STATES. If there was an intolerable refugee crises (such as caused by the west's invasion of Iraq, for example) or a genocidal attack against a minority population, that would be one thing; as it is, the UNSC should not get involved with strictly internal matters of a sovereign state. It's none of its business.

      Anthony - 2012-01-17 10:15

      @Graziella, If a leader, like Bastard al-assad, starts mowing down his oposition, its not only their business to interfere, but it is their duty!!!

      Graziella - 2012-01-17 10:21

      There's nothing the UN can do, short of some 'humanitarian bombing', to enable some Syrians to continue demonstrating, there's very little the Assad government seems to be able to do to stop some Syrians from demonstrating.

      Anthony - 2012-01-17 10:29

      @Graziella, Sorry, but to say that it are only "some" Syrians demonstrating against the tyranny of assad, is a bit silly. It's a bit like saying, that only 8 women in the world, ever played with a barby doll!!! There is a big difference between wishful thinking and reality !!!!!!

  • Anthony - 2012-01-17 10:35

    "Seeking to entrench in the Continent a political culture of change of power, based on the holding of regular, free and transparent elections, conducted by competent, independent and impartial electoral bodies" This is not what some half baked idealist sucked out of his/her thumb, but what the leaders of the AU, wrote themselves in the African Charter and than put their signature under it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Willie - 2012-01-17 17:34

    "Follow the foot steps of your father" no fly zone NOW

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