Egyptian President: Bloodshed in Syria will not stop without foreign intervention
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 30 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
The bloodshed which has continued in Syria for over a year will not stop without foreign intervention, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said at the NAM summit in Tehran, Al Jazeera TV channel reported.
Mursi blamed the killings and militant groups taking place in Syria on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for about 17 months.
According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is nearing 20,000 people. More than 230,000 people have become refugees. About three million are in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say that they are opposing the well-armed militants.
NAM is an international organisation that brings together 120 countries in the world on the principles of non-participation of military blocs. NAM was officially established by 25 states at the Belgrade Conference in September 1961. The movement's establishment was preceded by the Bandung Conference in 1955.