Syria envoy: UN draft resolution is a 'declaration of war'

November 22, 2011 10:21

UNITED NATIONS - Syria's UN envoy on Monday slammed a draft UN resolution condemning the Syrian government's eight-month crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, calling it a "declaration of war" on Damascus.

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari was referring to a draft resolution on Syria which Germany submitted to the UN General Assembly's Human Rights Committee. The draft, which was crafted by Germany, Britain and France, has five Arab states among its 61 co-sponsors.

"This was tabled in the context of declaring a political and media and diplomatic war on my country," Ja'afari told the committee, which is comprised of the 193 UN member states.

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