Democracy Now: Syria: Scores Killed Amid Rising Violence; U.S. Condemns Iran’s Support for Syrian Gov’t


In Syria, at least 54 people were reportedly killed and dozens more wounded when government air strikes triggered an explosion at a gas station in the northern part of the country. By some counts nearly 200 people were killed across Syria Thursday amidst an escalating crisis between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels opposed to his regime. Meanwhile at the U.N. Security Council, the United States and other Western countries condemned Iran for supplying weapons to the Syrian government. This is U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.

Susan Rice: “Iran’s arms shipments to the murderous Assad regime in Syria are of particular concern. As a panel of experts has concluded, Syria is now the, quote ‘central party to illicit Iranian arms transfers,’ unquote. States in the region must therefore work together and redouble their efforts to deny, inspect and seize illicit Iranian shipments, including transfers via air corridors in line with the cargo inspection provisions of Security Council resolution 1929.”

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~ by wheresthemic on September 21, 2012.

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