UNSC ought to introspect on Syria ‘actions’: India


United Nations, March 30

The UN Security Council needs to introspect about the cost of its “actions and inactions” on Syria, India has said, emphasising that the powerful organ of the world body cannot afford to be “unmoved” on the urgent need to build consensus and work collectively to end the sufferings of the people in the war-torn country.

Speaking at the Security Council briefing on Syria, chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti said the last decade had largely been lost for the Syrians, particularly for the children and youth, who had not been seeing anything but violence and conflict since 2011.

“This suffering should certainly move the council members,” Tirumurti said, asserting that the council needs to introspect about the cost of its actions and inactions. “There is an urgent need to build consensus on the humanitarian situation and collectively work to ameliorate the sufferings of people in Syria. We cannot afford to be unmoved,” he said. — PTI



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