National Council: International community must take actions on situation in Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 6 /Trend, A.Tagiyeva/
The situation in Syria will not stabilize without foreign interference, and therefore, the international community and relevant organizations should take steps to resolve the crisis in the country, said a member of the National Transitional Council of Syria Radvan Ziade.
"Foreign intervention in Syria is already necessary in order to protect people from violence," Ziade told Trend by telephone from Washington.
According to him, foreign intervention in the situation in Syria could help change the regime in the country. In this case, according to Ziade, the National Transitional Council itself will decide key issues related to the change of power.
On Tuesday, Russia and China used the veto right and blocked UN Security Council's adoption of resolution calling for sanctions against Syria if the authorities continue to suppress opposition.
The draft resolution was supported by nine members of the UN Security Council, four countries abstained. According to the draft resolution of the European countries in the Security Council, the paragraph nine of the document envisaged the possibility of imposing sanctions against Syria if within 30 days it does not fulfill the requirements to end the violence in the country.
Turkey is also preparing a package of sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday in his speech during the tour of the South Africa.
Earlier the Turkish authorities decided to freeze all assets of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family within the sanctions imposed by Turkey against Assad's regime, CNN Turk TV channel said on Saturday.
According to Ziade, the National Transitional Council of Syria has a clear plan of action for the period after the overthrow of Assad.
"Syria will be able to avoid the disturbances that occurs in the Arab countries that have the power shift, since the National Transitional Council will act in accordance with the requirements of people," he said.
Ziade said at the same time Syria must also pass a long way to establish democracy before the country establishes full stability.
Mass protests in Syria began in mid March in Dera'a, the country's south, then spreading to other regions. According to Syria's Presidential Adviser Bouthaina Shaaban, 1,400 people died. Half of those dead were members of the army and security forces. According to the UN, there are 3,600 people dead.