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U.N. security Council “Press Statement” on Syria on June 7–meaningless words, without legal force

Security Council Press Statement on Heavy Fighting in Al-Qusayr, Syria The U.N. Security Council issued another “Press Statement” on Syria today, June 7, 2013. The text follows: 7 June 2013 Security Council SC/11028 The following…


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Security Council issues “presidential statement”; al-Assad’s military onslaught continues unabated—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Update #14 (March 22)

On March 21, 2012, the U.N. Security Council unanimously endorsed the issuance of a “presidential statement” on Syria which was notable primarily for its support by Russia and China. The statement reiterated the proposals Kofi…