Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

World Crossing ‘red Line’ With Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Violating the sovereignty of Syria at the U.N. Security Council is a red line that shouldn’t be crossed, the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations said.

World leaders denounced Syrian President Bashar Assad for the brutal crackdown on anti-government demonstrators in his country. U.N. human rights officials had said some of the atrocities committed at the hands of the Assad regime may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Bashar al-Jafari, the Syrian ambasador to the United Nations, scolded members of the Security Council by saying “violating the sovereignty of Syria is a red line,” the official Syrian Arab News Agency reports.

He pointed to the British response to London riots as a sign member states were hypocritical in their condemnation of the Syrian crackdown.

The death toll from the Syrian uprising has topped 2,000, the latest estimates by the United Nations indicated. Though hundreds were arrested during rioting in London, the Syrian death toll exceeds that in London by a significant margin.

Nevertheless, the Security Council hasn’t issued a resolution condemning Syria for the bloodshed. Opponents worry about another protracted engagement like the one in Libya, though Western leaders have said military action is “not the preferred course” of action in Syria, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department said.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Syrian opposition and human rights leaders in July though much of the international condemnation added the caveat that any transition in Syria should be charted with little foreign intervention.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “World Crossing ‘red Line’ With Syria”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.