The Chinese Government has announced that it opposes the use of force and “forced change of regime” in Syria and has argued that this option violates “the basic norms guiding international relations”.
“China strongly opposes the use of force to solve the Syrian problem and opposes resolution that has forced to change the regime in Syria, as this violates the UN Charter and basic norms guiding international relations practices,” said Li Baodong, Chinese Ambassador to the UN.
The text on the table is an endorsement of the Arab initiative for Syria, the secretary general of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, has chosen to defend himself. The head of the League has stressed the need to adopt a “quick and decisive action.”
China and Russia have opposed attempts by other countries of the Security Council to pass a resolution condemning the repression of the Syrian revolts in the country.
For its part, the Syrian ambassador to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, on Tuesday accused Western powers of colonialism postures with their constant criticism.
Spiral of violence
For her part, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has claimed that “the forces of al-Assad have initiated most attacks in which civilians are killed.”
“Now that more people pick up arms to resist the regime’s brutality, violence is growing to spiral out of control,” she lamented in a statement to the Security Council.
The U.S. diplomat, who fears a possible civil war in Syria, has urged the 15 countries represented in the main decision making body of the UN to support the Arab League plan.