International community to continue to look for Syria solution

7 February 2012

The international community will continue to look for a way to end the violence in Syria following the failure to pass a UN Security Council resolution, according to the Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations

Morocco, with the backing of the regional Arab League groups of nations tabled a draft resolution to end ten months of violence between the government and the opposition, but it was vetoed by both Russia and China on Saturday.

Violence in the Arab state has escalated since the weekend with heavy artillery being used in civilian areas.

The UN estimates that around 5000 people have died in the violence.

Daniel Dickinson asked Mohammed Loulichki, the Moroccan Ambassador to the UN about the latest escalation in violence.

Duration: 4'03"

 

♦ Receive daily updates directly in your inbox - Subscribe here to a topic.
♦ Download the UN News app for your iOS or Android devices.