WASHINGTON – Olympic fever has made it all the way to the UN General Assembly in New York, where Israel’s ambassador on Friday declared Syria the victor in falsehoods.
“Over the course of several debates, the Syrian representative has managed to take the art of fabrication in this hall to new heights. If lying was an Olympic event, I have no doubt that the Syrian regime and its representatives could easily win a gold medal,” Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor charged during a session that saw Syria censured by the General Assembly. Some 132 countries joined Israel in approving the Saudi-drafted resolution during Friday’s special session. Twelve countries, including Russia and China voted against it, and 31 abstained.
The resolution expressed "grave concern" at the escalation of violence in Syria and condemned the UN Security Council for “deploring the failure of the Security Council to agree on measures to ensure the compliance of Syrian authorities with its decisions."