Security Council breaks deadlock, censures Syria

04.08.2011                      04.Aw-Elul, 5771

UN-Sicherheitsrat:

Security Council breaks deadlock, censures Syria

UN condemns human rights violations, "use of force on civilians," calls for "immediate end to violence"; Lebanon disassociates from statement.

After months of deliberation the Security Council on Wednesday condemned Syria for its violent suppression of anti-government protests throughout the country.
The motion was approved by 14 out of the council’s 15 member state after China, Russia, South Africa, India and Brazil dropped their opposition….