President Bashar al-Assad has met on Sunday October 21 with international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi who is pressing for a temporary ceasefire in Syria's civil war Syrian state television says
In a statement after the talks with Mr Brahimi, Mr Assad said: "Syria is open to any sincere efforts for a political solution to the Syrian crisis based on respect for Syria's sovereignty and the rejection of outside intervention." while peace envoy said "All the opposition members we met outside the country as well as the officials in the neighbouring countries said that it is a good idea,", according to BBC
Last week Brahimi called on Iranian authorities for helping him in achieving a ceasefire during Eid al-Adha made the call in talks with Iranian leaders during a visit to Tehran, as part of a regional tour .
"I appeal to everyone to take a unilateral decision to cease hostilities on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and that this truce be respected from today or tomorrow," Brahimi told reporters,
The United Nations and activist groups place the death toll of the Syrian conflict between 20,000 and 30,000 people have been killed in the uprising against Assad has been going on for 18 months . An estimated 100,000 refugees mostly women and children, have sought refuge in Turkey since the start of the conflic in Syria are now housed in Turkish camps.
Russia is one of the biggest allies of President Bashar al-Assad ,Russia used the right of veto against three previous resolutions which condemning the government of President Bashar al-Assad, and diplomats say it is likely that the UN Security Council takes action against Syria at the moment while selling his armed forces nearly $1 billion in arms last year
In another development, U.S.-based rights group Human Rights Watch said Syrian government planes and helicopters had dropped Russian-made cluster bombs over civilian areas in the past week as they battled to reverse rebel advances In a report published Sunday New York-based Human Rights Watch said cluster bombs designed to kill as many people as possible. More than 100 nations have banned their use under a convention which became international law in 2010, but Syria has not signed it, nor has Russia, China or the United States.
Meanwhile , UN rights chief Navi Pillay called on the world at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva October 18, 2012 to prevent another slaughter like that of 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered by Bosnian Serb forces in the eastern Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995 ,Srebrenica was the worst massacre happen on European since World War Two
Also She stressed of what happen in Syria of killing women and children like of what happened in Bosnia and Herzegovina.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said “The memories of what happened in Bosnia and Herzegovina should be sufficiently fresh to warn us all of the danger of allowing Syria to descend into an all-out sectarian conflict,” she told reporters “It should not take something as drastic as Srebrenica to shake the world into taking serious action to stop this type of conflict,” .
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