Friday, June 24, 2011

European Council condemns Syrian regime

European Council 23/24 June 2011

Conclusions


P. 16

 
“5. The European Council condemns in the strongest possible terms the ongoing repression and unacceptable and shocking violence the Syrian regime continues to apply against its own citizens. It notes with grave concern reports of Syrian military activity close to the Turkish border at Khirbet al-Jouz and reiterates previous calls for maximum restraint. By choosing a path of repression instead of fulfilling its own promises on broad reforms, the regime is calling its legitimacy into question. Those responsible for crimes and violence against civilians shall be held accountable. Endorsing the conclusions on Syria adopted by the Council on 20 June 2011, the European Council welcomes the adoption of new sanctions. It also lends its full support to diplomatic efforts aimed at ensuring that the UN Security Council can assume its responsibility and give adequate response to the situation in Syria”

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