Last Updated: Tue Feb 12, 2013 23:07 pm (KSA) 20:07 pm (GMT)

Saudi FM urges U.N. to take tough stance to end violence in Syria

Saudi’s Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said: “The solution in Syria is with the Syrians themselves and what they want.” (Al Arabiya)
Saudi’s Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said: “The solution in Syria is with the Syrians themselves and what they want.” (Al Arabiya)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Tuesday urged the U.N. Security Council to take a tough stance to end the violence in Syria, stressing that the “Syrian regime is unwilling to transfer power.”

During a joint conference with Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spender in Riyadh al-Faisal addressed “the continued intransigence of the Syrian regime for the transfer of power and access to a peaceful solution and continued bloodsheds,” urging the Security Council to “at least” enable the Syrians to defend themselves.

“What will the international community do in the face of this refusal and the bloodshed by the regime?” al-Faisal asked.

The Saudi official added that “the solution in Syria is with the Syrians themselves and what they want.”

Regarding the Iranian nuclear issue, al-Faisal said Tehran confessed it has the intention to make the nuclear bomb, which is contrary to international laws on the prevention of proliferation of nuclear weapons.

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