August 3rd, 2011
03:48 PM ET

UN condemns Syrian government crackdown on protesters

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday condemned the Syrian government's crackdown on protesters. The council issued a presidential statement that condemns the widespread violations of human rights and the use of force against civilians by the Syrian authorities.

The announcement comes amid talks that began Monday in New York to address the crisis, and it would address what a White House spokesman is calling a "grotesque and appalling" situation.

It also comes as security forces brazenly advance into what residents there say is the heart of restive city of Hama, a center of discontent and bastion of anti-government protest where violent tensions have persisted for days.

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  1. asdf

    Wow UN aren't you going a little hard on the beaver? This should topple the Syrian regime for sure now. Oh no the UN is cross with us.

    August 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. David

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    August 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • asdf

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      August 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ghc3

    Wow... and the effect of this is what?

    August 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bellabiv Devot

    Poor Syrians. You know that the U.N. condemning something now means NOTHING will be done to help them.

    August 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Arran Webb

    "When we find oil in Syria we are going to mount a huge humanitarian effort to save the people from the other people." Wolf Spitz CRAPOLA-TV.

    August 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kyle

    BIG DEAL! I condemned that a long time ago. Now, the UN should move on to it's next statement......and NOT DO ANYTHING! What a joke.

    August 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vinny

    Rawrrr. the toothless U.N.!! Thatll scare them

    August 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jon

    Kind of a bit late for that, don't you think?

    August 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. UNIBROW62

    If you don't stop will make you sit in the corner for 15 minutes

    August 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Johnson

    Doesn't affect the US. so we sympathize but will not intervene.

    August 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Truthwillsetyoufree

    Lets send the GOP over there, they know everything about everything and can fix it like they did us...

    August 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. phearis

    Why does the UN have any say on how Syria treats protesters. Last time I checked, they were a sovereign nation.

    August 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy

    I am sure Syria will reflect on its bad behavior now that the UN has spoken up.

    August 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scott

    It is time many countries drop membership in the UN (CANADA & USA) for the big joke the organization actually is. Maybe even have the USA give notice and tell them to relocate the building and organization elsewhere in the world. Can we all say USELESS Organization.

    August 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Gilbert

    That tactics being used by the Syrian government are unacceptable, but we need to be a little careful of how supportive we are of these demonstrators. This is not Egypt. This movement is much more radical and is not representative of the majority of the Syrian people.

    August 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
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