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Syria/United Nations Security Council resolution

Syria/United Nations Security Council resolution

Published on October 5, 2011
Statement by Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, October 5, 2011
France urges coordinated support of the democratic struggle for freedom in Syria through the UN Security Council and other means.

The Security Council could not remain silent in the face of the Syrian tragedy. It had to rise up against a dictator who is massacring his people and seeking to stifle the Syrians’ legitimate aspiration to democracy.

France, with her partners, tried everything possible to propose to the Security Council a text which is strong but can reflect everyone’s concerns. Some decided to impose their veto.

It is a sad day for the Syrian people. It is a sad day for the Security Council.

The Syrian democrats’ struggle for freedom is a just struggle. France will continue to support it firmly, along with all those countries that so wish.

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