Germany calls for UN resolution on Syria

Sunday, February 16, 2014

FM Steinmeier blasts Assad regime for lack of progress in Geneva talks and urges UN Security Council to act immediately on humanitarian situation in Syria

FM Steinmeier blasts Assad regime for lack of progress in Geneva talks and urges UN Security Council to act immediately on humanitarian situation in Syria

BERLIN - Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has strongly criticized the Assad regime on Sunday for the lack of progress in the second round of peace talks in Geneva, which ended on Saturday.

Steinmeier also urged U.N. Security Council members to act now for a humanitarian resolution on Syria.

“The latest round of Syria talks also ended without reaching any results, showing us once again that Assad and his folks are not interested in serious negotiations but only want to secure their power,” Steinmeier said in a written statement on Sunday.

“The sufferings of the Syrians and the future of the country apparently plays no role in the process,” he stressed.

German Foreign Minister has called for a prompt action by the UN Security Council members to ease the suffering of the Syrian people.

“It is more urgent than ever for the UN Security Council to act and approve now a resolution on the humanitarian situation in Syria, which would put an end to the humanitarian war crimes,” Steinmeier said.

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