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Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle: a fresh start is needed in Syrian politics

Aug 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

In spite of all the appeals made to it, the regime in Damascus continues to unrelentingly stifle the legitimate demands of the people of Syria with violence, torture, and mass arrests. This goes against all obligations of morality and international law.

Syria: Germany, France und UK call for President Assad to step aside

Aug 18, 2011 | GermanyUN

Violence in Syria must stop now. Like other Arab peoples during recent months, the Syrians demand that their rights to liberty, dignity and to choose freely their leaders be recognised. We will continue to work with the Syrian people, countries in the region and our international partners, with a central role for the United Nations, to support their demands and achieve a peaceful and democratic transition.

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle proposes appointment of a United Nations special envoy for Syria

Aug 4, 2011 | GermanyUN

The United Nations Security Council's Presidential Statement is an important step in the right direction. All members of the Security Council agree that the Syrian Government is responsible for massive human rights violations. The common language adopted by the world community sends a clear signal to Damascus.

Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle welcomes UN Security Council consensus on Syria

Aug 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

Through the United Nations Security Council, the international community has send an important message to the Syrian Government, by condemning the continuing violence against its own people and demanding an immediate end to the bloodshed.

Security Council Presidential Statement on Syria

Aug 3, 2011 | GermanyUN

The Security Council calls upon the Syrian authorities to alleviate the humanitarian situation in crisis areas by ceasing the use of force against affected towns, to allow expeditious and unhindered access for international humanitarian agencies and workers, and cooperate fully with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.