Syrian Unrest

UN Claims Human Rights Violations in Syria

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UN Security Council envoys condemned the siege using tanks against the city of Hama by Syrian military forces. Their statement "condemn[s] widespread violations of human rights and the use of force against civilians by the Syrian authorities". The US and European powers in the UN council pushed for a strong condemnation, some member nations like Russia and China argued that doing this could lead to military intervention similar to the situation in Libya, and were more hesitant about or against the idea.

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