ADL Calls on U.N. to Take Immediate Action to Stop Syria's Violent Crackdown

New York, NY, August 3, 2011 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called the United Nations Security Council's condemnation of the violence in Syria a "wholly inadequate response," and urged the Council to take concrete and immediate action to stop the Syrian government's brutal crackdown on its own people.

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

While it is appropriate for the Security Council to be dealing with the ongoing crisis in Syria, the Council's Presidential statement condemning the Assad regime's human rights violations and ruthless use of force against Syrian civilians is a wholly inadequate response.

In light of the regime's brutality in recent months, particularly its current actions in the town of Hama, we urge the Council to adopt a resolution that will make it unambiguously clear to President Assad that unless he reverses course, the international community will impose immediate consequences on his repressive regime.

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