UN CONDEMNS SYRIA AND CALLS FOR ASSAD TO STEP DOWN

Fox News on February 16, 2012, published an AP report that the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on the 16th for a resolution backing an Arab League plan calling for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down and strongly condemning human rights violations by his regime. Excerpts can be found below:

The vote in the 193-member world body on the Arab-sponsored resolution was 137-12 with 17 abstentions.

Supporters were hoping for a high “yes” vote to deliver a strong message to Assad to immediately stop the bloody crackdown that has killed over 5,400 people and hand power to his vice president. The measure had over 70 co-sponsors and won support from more than two-thirds of the General Assembly.

“Today, the U.N. General Assembly sent a clear message of the people of Syria: the world is with you,” U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said in a statement. Assad “has never been more isolated. A rapid transition to democracy in Syria has garnered the resounding support of the international community. Change must now come.”

The transfer of power to Syria’s vice-president is part of the Arab League plan for a transitional government which was adopted on Jan. 22. It calls for the establishment of a national unity government within two months to prepare for internationally supervised parliamentary and presidential elections.

The resolution condemns “all violence, irrespective of where it comes from, and calls upon all parties in Syria, including armed groups, to immediately stop all violence or reprisals,” as called for by the Arab League.

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