Damascus, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Actions by western countries on Wednesday complicate a political solution to the crisis in Syria, as the current events reflect.
Despite the calls made by UN and Arab League special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan, to put an end to violence “now and not tomorrow,” as he stated in this capital during a news conference, the steps Western countries give are aimed at encouraging more the crisis.
The Ghanaian diplomat conveyed Syrian authorities “the dangerous concern by the international community regarding violence in the country, including the recent massacre in Houla.”
Annan stated that the Security Council requested an investigation about what had occurred in that town, where more than one hundred peoples, included 32 children, were murdered, turning Western countries into a pretext to become sanctions and pressures against that Arab nation more severe.
have observed that the Syrian government is carrying out an investigation about this incident and this is an encouraging thing, the UN envoy noted.
However, the decision by many western countries to expel ambassador and Syrian diplomatic staff is a hasty and unjustified measure that pretends to fall the responsibility on the local government, commentators state.
The UN envoy recognized that there was a certain calm in the country as of April 12 and “there is no reason now not to stop violence again,” in apparent reference to the increase of actions some days prior to Annan’s arrival to Damascus.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the UN Security Council will analyzed again today the crisis in Syria and receive first hand information about the visit to Damascus by its special envoy.
The session was convened to review the work of UN observers’ mission sent to this Arab country to monitor the application of the plan agreed in March by Annan with the Syrian government.
The 15 members of the UN body in charge of international peace and security will be updated about the latest and complex happenings and the details of the interview held on Tuesday between Annan and President Al-Assad.