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Syria rejects UN Human Rights Council report


08:14, February 15, 2012

DAMASCUS, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Syria's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday totally rejected the report by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), regarding it as "new allegations."

"The HRC has turned into a tool in the hands of the countries that are targeting Syria and ignoring the terrorist acts carried out by the armed groups," the ministry said in a statement carried by state-run SANA news agency.

The HRC report on Monday condemned "continued widespread, systematic, and gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms" committed by Syrian authorities, and invited UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to support the Arab League in its actions on the matter. The report passed in the HRC with 37 votes in favor, four against, and six abstentions.

Meanwhile, Bashar Ja'afari, permanent representative of Syria to the UN, said here Monday that the international community is failing to respect principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-intervention in the case of Syria, therefore helping to prolong the conflict in Syria.

"It was as if all the charter of the United Nations was being ignored, and a new draft was being written," he said.


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