U.S. accused Damascus of escalating violence in the country
During ten days of the of the work of observers of LAS (League of Arab States) about 400 people were killed in Syria, said the UN Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe, Associated Press reported. The deputy head of the agency cited the data on the number of killed in Syria at the UN Security Council meeting, which took place yesterday. All in all, according to L. Pascoe, during disorders in Syria more than 5 thousand people were killed in opposition clashes with police.
It should be noted that the mechanism for collecting data on the number of those killed in the collision of the sides is not called it is not possible to check it objectivity. Also they do not specify whether there is a list of the victims of terrorist acts that have recently occurred in Damascus, as well as the loss of police and army.
In addition to L. Pascoe, at the meeting there was heard the report of U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Susan Rice. She highlighted the fact that the average number of dead has risen to 40 people a day. She concluded that the presence of international observers has aggravated the situation in the country.
"This is a clear indication that the Syrian leadership, despite the presence of international observers from the Arab League in the country, continues to use unacceptable cruelty against its citizens", said the U.S. diplomat. She also added that the most appropriate scenario for Bashar al-Assad is a voluntary resignation.
However, the Permanent Representative of Syria to the UN Bashar Jaafari criticized the U.S. position, saying that the difficult situation in the country was caused by the incitement from western countries. "All these people died just because someone is still charging them with his ideas of violent struggle for power. And I'm sure, a few minutes ago you heard the same ideas from representatives of countries who spoke here earlier", said B . Jafari to reporters, meaning that before him they were talking with the ambassadors of France, Britain and Germany.