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UN assembly slams Syrian government's 'escalation' of war

UN General Assembly passes resolution condemning 'escalation' of war in Syria and supporting opposition

AFP , Wednesday 15 May 2013
Syria
UN General Assembly passes resolution condemning 'escalation' of war in Syria and supporting opposition (Photo: Reuters)
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The UN General Assembly on Wednesday condemned the Syrian government's "escalation" of the country's war and backed the role of the opposition coalition in transition talks.

Russia fiercely opposed the resolution as a potential obstacle to peace talks. And only 107 countries in the 193 member assembly down backed the resolution, down from 133 when Syria was the focus of a debate last year.

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