India abstained from voting in UNGA resolution

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unga-resolution-on-syriaAug 4, Geneva: At a time when violence still rages in Syria, the regime relentlessly pounding Damascus and Aleppo, the international community clings to finding a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

One method that has so far resulted in abject failure, culminating Thursday with the resignation of mediator Kofi Hannan. Beijing and Moscow make impossible decisions, and vote against any form of sanction against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Just yesterday, a new resolution brought before the UN General Assembly, which has a symbolic power, however, was rejected by Russia.

In his explanation of vote on the resolution, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri said the resolution makes specific reference to the July 22 resolution of the League of Arab States which “openly called for President Assad to step down from power and for other UN members to severe diplomatic relations and contacts with Syria.”

The symbolic UN General Assembly resolution, which expressed “grave concern” at the escalating violence in Syria, got 133 votes in favour in the 193-member body Friday. India abstained from voting after the Saudi-drafted text referred to calls for President Bashar Al Assad to step down and asked UN states to severe diplomatic relations with the troubled nation.

The assembly itself has criticized the impotence of the Security Council to stop the Syrian conflict. His next decision concerns otherwise only the appointment of a new mediator in accordance with the Arab League. Another plan to end the crisis will then be established. That of Kofi Annan, approved by the international community, has never been applied.

Given the ineffectiveness of diplomatic device, calls for a more effective intervention intensifies. Experts and U.S. lawmakers now openly raised the issue of military aid from the United States in the rebellion. But the Obama administration still refuses to supply arms to the opposition or to embark on a new war in the Middle East within a hundred days of presidency.

Britain has also ruled out any lethal aid to the rebels. In France, Bernard-Henri Levy, who was involved with Nicolas Sarkozy in the Libyan conflict, critical posture government. He calls to override veto of China and Russia, and forge an alliance with the Arab League and the Turks. Turkey has also not ruled out military intervention in Syria on his part.

All solutions leads to the very margin of a diplomatic resolution of the conflict. Russia, meanwhile, continues to supply arms to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

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