Australia to UN: Refer Assad to Int'l Criminal Court

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June 1, 2011 08:53

 
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The UN should consider referring Syrian President Bashar Assad to the International Criminal Court, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said on Wednesday, according to an AFP report.

Rudd said he had widened sanctions on Syria to include more individuals associated with the Assad, and that he would discuss additional legal steps with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

"I believe it is high time that the Security Council now consider a formal referral of President Assad to the International Criminal Court," Rudd was quoted as saying to the National Press Club. "I am corresponding with the UN secretary general today and the president of the Security Council today on that matter."

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