Modification - Canada Appalled by Ongoing Violence in Syria

Modification: wording change

May 10, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns today’s deadly bombings in Damascus, which have left dozens of people dead and hundreds of others injured.

“This senseless violence has a tragic human toll that is entirely avoidable. Both sides should immediately respect the UN-monitored ceasefire called for by Canada and dozens of like-minded countries.

“Despite the potential of Joint Special Envoy Annan’s six-point plan, it is utterly regrettable that it remains unfulfilled.

“The international community must redouble its efforts to get adherence to these six points or explore other diplomatic solutions to the crisis in Syria.

“Canada stands with the Syrian people and supports their demands for freedom, dignity and a better, brighter future.”

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