UN should intervene in Syria: French President

French President Hollande appeals to the UN to intervene in the Syrian civil war, says he will meet with the Syrian National Council leader on Thursday

UN should intervene in Syria: French President

World Bulletin/News Desk

French President Francois Hollande appealed to the United Nations to intervene in the Syrian civil war, and also urged Iran to make concrete gestures on its nuclear program.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Hollande said the crisis in Syria continued for years and called for the UN intervention. “We should intervene. This is the UN’s honor. (Syrian President Bashar) Al Assad should quit immediately. Turkey and Lebanon drag refugee burden. As long as the crisis keeps on, this will be dangerous for both countries,” he told.

Hollande called for a binding resolution under chapter 7 of the UN charter if the Syrian regime does not keep its promise to place chemical stockpile under international control.

Hollande said Iran must demonstrate that it is not pursuing nuclear weapons but should be allowed to pursue a civilian program. He urged Tehran to make concrete gestures on its nuclear program.

Hollande also said on Tuesday he will meet with the Syrian National Council leader on Thursday, adding that the council should be supported.

He reiterated that the Syrian regime attacked civilians with chemical gases, saying that denying such an attack is not trustworthy. “We are losing time,” he said in a press conference after speaking at the UN General Assembly.

Hollande stated that during the 2,5 years old war more than 100,000 people lost their lives, and added “We have no time to lose. I will meet with the Syrian National Council leader on Thursday. The council should be supported.”

Hollande called for a binding resolution under chapter 7 of the UN charter if the Syrian regime does not keep its promise to place chemical stockpile under international control.

 

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