Canada Welcomes UN Resolution Against Syrian Regime

February 16, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“The undeniable broad support for this resolution demonstrates the growing isolation of the Assad regime.

“The resolution sends a strong message to the Assad regime that it must immediately halt the indiscriminate killing of its own people.

“We continue to call on Assad to step down immediately, and allow for a peaceful transition to a society that respects the fundamental rights of its people.

“We will continue to work with our international partners to bring pressure to bear on this irresponsible and illegitimate regime.”

The UN General Assembly voted 137 in favour of the resolution and 12 against, with 17 abstentions.

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