June 7, 2012 |
BEIRUT - Employing his gloomiest assessment to date, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged Thursday that his six-point peace plan was not working and warned that Syria was headed down a path of "brutal repression, massacres, sectarian violence and even all-out civil war. " His address came as he and other officials condemned a massacre of dozens of civilians near the central city of Hama, and as diplomats proposed crafting a...
August 5, 2005 |
John R. Bolton, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, accused Syria and Iran of not doing enough to stop foreigners from joining the insurgency in Iraq. Bolton and British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, speaking after a Security Council vote, said Iran and Syria could and should do more to keep terrorists from crossing their borders. Syrian Ambassador Fayssal Mekdad said his country had stopped thousands of suspected terrorists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1985
When the Christian Falangist militiamen killed hundreds of PLO supporters in 1982, in the portion of Lebanon controlled by Israel, the worldwide condemnation of Israel was immediate and far ranging, with speeches in the United Nations. Now the Shia Muslims are doing far worse to the PLO under the control of Syria. Where are the speeches in the United Nations condemning Syria? BERNHARDT SANDLER Venice
December 1, 1991 |
Pro-Iranian Lebanese kidnapers said today that they will release American hostage Joseph J. Cicippio in 48 hours. "The Revolutionary Justice Organization announces that it will release the American Joseph Cicippio in 48 hours," the group said in a statement. The Arabic-language communique was accompanied by a photograph of Cicippio, 61, of Valley Forge, Pa. He had a bushy, graying beard.
January 30, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday slammed Syria for failing to fulfill its pledges to surrender its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction and voiced concern that the entire project could now be in jeopardy. In a statement to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Netherlands, U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Mikulak accused Syria of “open-ended delaying” of the disarmament process in an attempt to renegotiate the deal it agreed to last fall.
October 11, 2013 |
LONDON - The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, said the honor would provide a welcome boost to the group's aim of ridding the world of chemical arms. Ahmet Uzumcu, the OPCW's director-general, also expressed hope that the award could help bring an end to the deadly civil war in Syria, where his organization's inspectors are trying to destroy the government's arsenal of chemical weapons even as fighting rages.