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UN authorizes beefed-up mission in Syria | News | DW.DE | 21.04.2012

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday to increase the size of its monitoring mission in Syria to 300, demanding an immediate end to the escalating violence.

The UN mission has until now been limited to 30 observers, a number Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said is far too small to do its job of ensuring compliance with a cease-fire between government forces and rebels. Ban now has the authority to decide when to deploy the additional observers, which will be unarmed and will include both military and civilian experts.

"The deployment of the first 10 observers in Syria has not changed the murderous behavior of the regime," French UN ambassador Gerard Araud said, adding that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had shown "contempt" toward the UN.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Apr 21st, 2012 at 02:33:33 PM EST
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