Security Council Holds Special Session on Syria

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.

Valerie Amos, UnderSecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, speaks to correspondents following her briefing to the Security Council on Syria. Ms. Amos informed the Council that a humanitarian mission was set to enter Syria over the weekend.UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

“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.

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