UN General Assembly is preparing to condemn repression in Syria.

UN General Assembly is preparing to condemn repression in Syria.

New York City : NY : USA | Aug 03, 2012 at 4:10 AM PDT
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Annan: 'All-out civil war' looms in Syria

With the stagnation of the Security Council on the crisis in Syria , the General Assembly of the United Nations was preparing Friday to condemn Syria for its attacks on the populations of Aleppo and Damascus with heavy artillery, tanks, helicopters and fighter jets also recommend that the regime of Bashar al-Assad maintained its chemical and biological weapons under strict control.

The Assembly on Thursday was overshadowed by the resignation of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as UN envoy and the Arab League after his failed peace proposals.

It is expected that the resolution against Syria will be approved easily in the General Assembly of 193 members after the weakened Arab sponsors of their main clauses in the initial proposal request resignation of PresidentBashar al Assad and a call for other nations to impose sanctions to Syria for its civil war.

The head of the mission of UN peacekeeping, Herve Ladsous, told the Security Council on Thursday that the military observers in Aleppo have noted "a considerable concentration of military supplies, so we have reason to believe that is about to begin the main battle. " The rebels have managed tanks and are reactivated for combat aviation while Syrian attack again. "

"Even in Damascus, where I spent a few days ago, explosions could be heard regularly, endlessly," said Ladsous told reporters after the council meeting.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for restraint between the parties, noting that "both the government and opposition forces continue to demonstrate its determination to take advantage of the increasing use of violence. "

But in the General Assembly, diplomats discussed a draft resolution proposed by Saudi Arabia which focused on the anger over the Assad government, military and militia defending the regime.

He condemned attacks on children as young as 9 years ruled by the Syrian military intelligence and militia, who "kill and maim, they are arbitrarily arrested, detained, tortured and abused, including sexually violent and using them as human shields. "

In a sign of how you can change the situation, the resolution that began circulating on Monday reaffirmed its support for Annan, although this had resigned Thursday as special envoy.

The initial proposal called for the resignation of Assad, but was not shared by many members of the UN when it was discussed privately Tuesday at the regional groups. Syria was one of the founding of the UN in 1945.

Russia and China opposed the draft resolution as expected. Both countries have twice vetoed resolutions paving the way for sanctions on Syria , or even military intervention.

Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Annan attributed the failure of their efforts to the Syrian government's intransigence, the intensification of the military actions of the rebels and the lack of support of the Security Council because of divisions in it.

Since taking office six months ago, Russia and China on two occasions used its veto power to block initiatives supported by the West and the Arab world to take strong action against the regime of Bashar Assad.

The White House said Annan's resignation highlights the refusal of Russia and China to support an action against Assad, and called it "disgusting" the continuation of the Syrian regime's violence against its own people.

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