Wednesday, October 5, 2011

'Outraged' US leads Security Council walkout

US Ambassador to the United Nations
Susan Rice, pictured in July
© AFP/File Saul Loeb
AFP

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The United States expressed "outrage" at the UN Security Council's failure Tuesday to pass a resolution on Syria and its ambassador walked out of the chamber in protest at a speech by Syria's envoy.

US ambassador Susan Rice demanded "tough, targeted sanctions" by the international community against President Bashar al-Assad for his deadly crackdown on opponents.

Rice led a US walkout from the council chamber as Syria's ambassador launched a tirade against Western countries in a speech to the 15-member body. Britain's ambassador Mark Lyall Grant also walked out in protest.

"The United States is outraged that this council has utterly failed to address an urgent moral challenge and a growing threat to regional peace and security," said Rice after Russia and China vetoed a resolution that threatened possible measures against Syria.

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Rice condemned opponents of the resolution on the 15-member council who she said "would rather sell arms to the Syrian regime."

"Today two members have vetoed a vastly watered down text that doesn't even mention sanctions," she told the council.

"Let me be clear: the United States believes it is past time that this council assumed its responsibilities and imposed tough targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Assad regime."

The United States and European Union have passed sanctions against the Syrian government. Russia and China repeatedly threatened to veto any mention of UN measures however.

"Today the courageous people of Syria can now see who on this council supports their yearning for liberty and universal human rights and who does not," Rice said.

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari condemned what he called the "unprecedently aggressive" language used by western envoys in the chamber.

He said those seeking action against Syria were "our enemies" and had no "humanitarian motive"

Rice and her delegation walked out in protest as Jaafari accused western countries of "inciting" violence in Syria and turned against western action in the Palestinian territories.

The British ambassador soon followed leaving one of his deputies to listen.

© AFP -- Published at Activist Post with license



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6 comments:

INFORMATION IS POWER said...

Looks like China and Russia finally have some leverage to work with. Maybe this is a good sign to stop US foreign interventions.

Anonymous said...

These people sure spend a lot of time being outraged, stamping their feet and walking out like spoiled three year olds. Can we get some adults to represent the US?

Anonymous said...

Let me be clear: the decent, peace-loving people of the world believe it is past time that the security council assumed its responsibilities and imposed tough targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Obama regime.

Anonymous said...

It is not before time that this war mongering lying bitch was put in her place. The World should be applying sanctions against the US FRANCE AND UK after the slaughter they have committed in Libya against an innocent country in their quest to steal the wealth of this innocent country and not for any other purpose

Dr. Goldstein said...

RE: "US ambassador Susan Rice demanded "tough, targeted sanctions" by the international community against President Bashar al-Assad for his deadly crackdown on opponents."

The transparent evil and hypocrisy of these Warmonger Americans never ceases to amaze me. Who the fu*k are Americans to tell any country what to do?

How about "tough targeted sanctions" against the Thugs with Badges beating, assaulting and arresting innocent Americans who are assembling to protest Wall Street Greed and corruption?

Get your own American house in order and stop destroying the world. Nobody gives a shit what American bureaucrats and politicians say. The world laughs at you fuck*rs.

Hide Behind said...

There are one hell of a lot more than just US, France and UK running around killing for profit.
What and the hell is Turkey in the Syrian Conflict amd Jordan as well. if not any more depth of reason than profiting by doing so.
Hell Jordan produced the very hi tech amored personnel carriet thay has Russian German some Skandinaviamn hitech parts for The new Libyan and Anti Assad forces.
The whole of the UAE religious. dictatorships are killing in Syria.
There are still 11 nations in Iraq Nd Afghanistan and only the UAE bordwrs Iraq and Israels first proxy nation and full Israeli military base in Kurdistan.
Some 18 nations military forces are 80 % US and Euro paid mercs with35 total on continent being armed and selling out their peoples on the cheap to eurocentric financials.
Slavery returns to Africa and Blacks are killing and selling Black peoples for their white masters.




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