Opposition: It is necessary to convene UN Security Council to stop killing in Syria

Arab World Materials 9 April 2012 15:39 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, April 9 /Trend A.Taghiyeva, A.Badalova/

Syrian opposition is in talks with Special Envoy of the UN and the League of Arab States (LAS) Kofi Annan asking him to convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to end the killings and violence in Syria, spokesman for the Syrian National Council Radwan Ziadeh told Trend.

"The National Council can no longer afford to continue the massacre in Syria. We are in talks with Annan for the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution," Ziadeh said.

He stressed that the National Council does not believe in al-Assad, who has promised to withdraw the army from the cities.

"The government of Syria said that now they need a written guarantee from the opposition to cease fire and it is impossible of course. Assad's regime will never implement the Annan Plan and the government will continue to commit murder in the country," Ziadeh said.

Last week, Annan said Damascus has agreed to ensure that April 10 was the deadline for early implementation of the plan to resolve the conflict in Syria. He also proposed to require warring parties to cease fire for 48 hours thereafter.

Last Thursday, the Syrian authorities have reported a partial withdrawal from the three Syrian cities - Idlib, Zabadani and Deraa.

Commenting on the positions of Russia and China to the Syrian issue, Ziadeh said a fact that Damascus violated promises given to Annan on the cessation of violence in the country, is at the same time, the answer to Moscow and Beijing.

"Russia and China should see that the Assad regime is not fulfilling its promises. These countries must stop supporting a regime that kills its own people and should begin to support the Syrians," Ziadeh said.

For more than a year, Syria has been listening to anti-government speeches which in recent months turned into violent clashes. According to UN figures, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 9000. In turn, the Syrian authorities say the number killed in clashes were over 2000 soldiers and police officers against whom there were well-armed militants.