U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice today applauded the Council for holding its third special session on Syria since April, with a record 29 co-sponsors.
“Today’s special session of the Human Rights Council on Syria is the latest in the ever expanding chorus of condemnation of the Asad regime’s brutality.” -Ms. Rice
She said no nation has been the subject of more than one special session, let alone three, in such a short amount of time.
“Today’s resolution passed by an overwhelming margin of 37 to 4, including the support of all seven Arab members. I am pleased by the Council’s creation of a special rapporteur to maintain focus on the human rights situation in Syria even after the Commission’s mandate ends.” -Ms. Rice
She stressed that the United States will continue to stand in solidarity with the Syrian people and to lead the rest of the international community to do the same.