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Syria/United Nations Security Council resolution - Statement by Mr. Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, 5 October 2011 Retour à la table des matières

The Security Council could not remain silent in the face of the Syrian tragedy. It had to rise up against a dictator who is massacring his people and seeking to stifle the Syrians’ legitimate aspiration to democracy.

France, with her partners, tried everything possible to propose to the Security Council a text which is strong but can reflect everyone’s concerns. Some decided to impose their veto. It is a sad day for the Syrian people. It is a sad day for the Security Council.

The Syrian democrats’ struggle for freedom is a just struggle. France will continue to support it firmly, along with all those countries that so wish./.

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