Romanian President Traian Basescu said Sunday that Syria
should be warned by the United Nations Security Council to stop being "a factor of instability" in the Middle East.
Romania currently holds the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council. Basescu made the remarks after meeting US National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley
, who was on a two-day visit to Bucharest.
During his meeting with Hadley, Basescu discussed Syria and the situation in Lebanon, including the February assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
"The first step should be continuing investigations (into the assassination) and the second one should be a very serious warning to Syria to cease being a factor of instability in the area," said Basescu adding that Syria should be given a ch