British Foreign Secretary William Hague comments on the escalating situation in Syria.
In a statement released by his office Thursday, Mr William Hague said:
From everything that we can understand, in a village in Hama, people have been shelled from tanks then the pro Government militia and forces have gone in and killed men, women and children and then UN monitors who wanted to find out what had happened have then be prevented from doing so.
And now that really is escalating criminality and so it does underline the importance of what Kofi Annan has been saying at the United Nations today that his plan should be supported by everyone in Syria but, of course, by all the members of the Security Council, that means Russia and China using their influence as well as Britain, France and the United States because the Annan Plan won’t last indefinitely.
Syria is clearly on the edge as I was saying last week of, of deeper violence, of deep sectarian violence; village against village, pro Government militias against opposition areas and of looking more like Bosnia in the 1990s than of Libya last year. (*)
SOURCE : FCO.GOV.UK
Posted Friday, June 8, 2012