January 31st, 2012
03:35 AM ET

International leaders call for U.N. to act on Syria

As the U.N. Security Council mulls whether to call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, the council will hear from the head of the Arab League on Tuesday about the group's monitoring mission in the besieged country.

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil el-Araby is set to address the council as it considers a draft resolution proposed by Morocco that calls for al-Assad to transfer power.

Also on Tuesday, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe will travel to U.N. headquarters "in order to persuade the Security Council to fully assume its responsibilities in the face of the increased level of crimes against humanity being perpetrated by the Syrian regime," according to a statement on France's U.N. delegation's website.

"Everything must be done to bring an end to the spiral of violence now resulting from the bloody crackdown that Bashar al-Assad's regime has been imposing for more than 10 months," the statement said, urging other nations to support the Moroccan resolution.

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  1. hamsta

    And the UN will beg america to do their dirty work cuz everyone knows they are to p?ssified to do anything about it.

    January 31, 2012 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    The UN will most definitely expect the US to take the lead in this as usual. Since these are peoples of the arabic persuasion, i would deem it more appropriate for the militaries of the Arab League countries take the lead on this.
    In other words, USA JUST SAY NO.
    You have more important matters to handle heare at home.

    January 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |