Thursday, August 23, 2012

Iran Supplies Arms To Assad Regime – U.N.

U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council today that Iran appears to be supplying Syria with weapons.
"The Secretary-General has repeatedly expressed his concern about the arms flows to the two parties in Syria, which in some cases appear to violate resolution 1747 passed by this council banning arms exports under Chapter 7 authority," Feltman told the U.N. Security Council.
Resolution 1747 bans arms exports by Iran under Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter, which allows the Security Council to authorize actions ranging from diplomatic and economic sanctions to military intervention.
Next week, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the NAM summit in Tehran. He will also meet with Iran’s supreme leader and the country’s president to discuss "Iran's nuclear program, terrorism, human rights and the crisis in Syria," Ban’s spokesman said. (Reuters, 23 August)

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