05 Aug '11, 12am

Cuba condemns UN stance on Syria: HAVANA - CUBA rejected on Thursday the UN Security Council's

HAVANA - CUBA rejected on Thursday the UN Security Council's condemnation of Syria's deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters, expressing 'confidence' the country will resolve its own internal problems. 'We reject any attempt to undermine the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity' of Syria, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcos Rodriguez said in a statement. He expressed Cuba's 'deep concern' over the way the UN Security Council dealt with Syria 'under heavy pressure from Western powers'. The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brutal repression of protesters and said those responsible should be held accountable, in its first pronouncement on Syria since the protests began. Unable to agree on a formal resolution, the council settled on a non-binding statement condemning 'the widespread violations of human rights a...

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