Tuesday, 17 November 2015 16:47

Ban Ki-moon Renews Calls to Refer Syria to ICC

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renews calls that the situation in Syria be referred to the International Criminal Court in the 21st report he submitted to the UN Security Council on the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014). “Throughout the Syrian Arab Republic, the fundamental rules of international humanitarian and human rights law are being violated with little or no accountability. Tragically, hundreds of…
Friday, 13 November 2015 21:11

Kerry: Assad Made War Inevitable

US Secretary of State John Kerry, in an address at the U.S. Institute of Peace on the U.S. approach to the war in Syria, reinforced the administration’s firm opposition to allowing President Bashar al-Assad to remain in power under any resolution to the 4 ½ - year conflict. Citing years “of indiscriminate violence and torture and bloodshed,” the Secretary said, “asking the opposition to trust Assad or to accept Assad’s…
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that the Syrian crisis cannot be solved as long as Bashar al-Assad remains in power. "The solution to the crisis in Syria is for Assad to go," al-Jubeir told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday following the conclusion of the 4th Arab-South American Summit held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Al-Jubeir said earlier it was difficult to envision a role for Iran in Syria peacemaking…
The United Kingdom Mission to counter terrorism posted a video on its Twitter account of Assad’s use of barrel bombs. The mission tweeted that barrel bombs continue to kill civilians in Syria, calling on Assad’s supporters to press him to stop using these indiscriminate weapons. Yesterday, the mission said Assad’s use of barrel bombs has risen by 50% in October and called on the Assad regime to stop using indiscriminate…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 21:36

Erdoğan: Allies Warming to No-Fly Zone in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the West is coming around to Turkey’s plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory. Erdoğan called on world leaders to rally behind Turkey’s plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory, days before it hosts the G-20 Summit. Turkey has repeatedly pressed for a safe zone inside Syria stretching down from Azaz and Jarablus in the north, but the idea has met with…
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