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Calls for Emergency UN Security Council meeting on Syria later today

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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 02:54 AM

There were calls for an emergency UN Security Council session on Monday after Syrian security forces killed nearly 140 people in one of the deadliest days of more than four months of anti-regime protests.

US President Barack Obama and European leaders condemned the pre-Ramadan crackdown as Germany and Italy called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council.

Italy and Germany have called for an emergency meeting over the crackdown going on in Syria.

A meeting isnt 100% confirmed yet because there are a few nations that reject any action about Syria. Russia, China, South Africa, India and Brazil have said they will veto any resolutions against the country.

A meeting could be held later on Monday, but such a move could reopen bitter divisions within the Security Council, which has not yet been able to agree even on a statement on President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown against opponents.

I doubt there will be any military action taken, just more words.

"In the days ahead, the United States will continue to increase our pressure on the Syrian regime, and work with others around the world to isolate the Assad government and stand with the Syrian people," Obama said.

Here's another link about Germany calling for the meeting.

A spokesman for its UN mission said Germany had asked India, which holds the Council presidency for August, to schedule closed-door consultations and these were likely to take place in the afternoon, New York time.

posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:00 AM
Ahh great more money wasted in the near future.

There goes our budget
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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:23 AM
Why was this wait to be called until now? Just after the default/debt ceiling game of chicken. Why not 1,2,3 or 4 months ago? Like usual, something stinks among TPTB.

posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 03:32 AM
shouldnt they be worrying about the crisis in europe more than some silly syrians!

gods sake..

posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 05:46 AM
Nothing will come out of the Emergency meeting, any written criticism from them will be vetoed by either China or Russia.

So interesting that it is Germany who is calling for the meeting at the UN, when there was a meeting with regards to Libya, they were reluctant to take part. What interests do they have with Syria
edit on 1-8-2011 by AnonymousFem because: (no reason given)

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