Friday, August 19, 2011

Security Council prepared sanctions against Syria

The Security Council of the United Nations (UN) prepares sanctions against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, after a report said security forces had committed crimes against humanity. The sanctions seek to freeze assets of Assad and members of his government and an embargo on arms sales to that country and a travel ban on regime members.

"We will start work immediately on a draft resolution that includes sanctions, it is necessary to increase pressure on the government of Syria," said Michael Berger, Deputy Ambassador of Germany to the UN, in a press conference. The statements were supported by the delegations of the United Kingdom, France, USA and Portugal, after a session of the Security Council in involving the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, and the coordinator for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos .

Security Council members urged Assad to stop the violence in Syria and immediately begin democratic reforms as a condition for establishing a dialogue with the international community. The decision to members of the Security Council in case the same day that the presidents of the United States, France, Britain and Germany asked explicitly to President Assad that the Syrian government resigns.

If approved the proposed sanctions in the Security Council, they would join those already approved by the European Union and the United States unilaterally.

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