Ambassador Rice (May 11): "We believe that this is the result of the good sense of the member states of the Asia Group, who determined that they were unwilling to lend sufficient support to a country whose human rights record is deplorable and who is in the process of killing its own people on the streets, arresting thousands, and terrorizing a population that is seeking to express itself through largely peaceful means."
Ambassador Rice (May 11): "What we think is most important is that there be no ambiguity about the international outrage and condemnation at the behavior of the Syrian government. And we think today’s action in the Asia group underscored that, and we think that whatever the Council does ought to underscore that. Thank you." Full Text»
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