UN says Syria refusing observers by nationality

By REUTERS
April 25, 2012 02:59

 
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UNITED NATIONS - Syria has refused at least one UN military observer because of his nationality and has made clear it will not allow in UN staff from any country in the "Friends of Syria" group, the US envoy to the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Speaking after UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Herve Ladsous briefed the Security council, US Ambassador Susan Rice said Ladsous told the 15-nation panel that Damascus was putting restrictions on the deployment of truce monitors.

"Mr. Ladsous reported that the Syrian government has refused at least one observer based on his nationality, and that Syrian authorities have stated they will not accept UNSMIS staff members from any nations that are members of the 'Friends of Democratic Syria'," Rice told reporters.

"He underscored that from the UN's point of view, this is entirely unacceptable," she said.

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