NEW YORK (QHA) -

The UN General Assembly’s Human Rights Committee has adopted the Saudi-drafted resolution, condemning Russian and Iranian intervention in Syria. There were 115 votes in favor and only 15 against.

Russia described the resolution as ‘ungrounded’, despite a huge number of victims among civilian population due to regular airstrikes in Syria. Russia denies it and insists it only targets terrorists of the ‘Islamic State.’

The resolution demands all foreign militias leave Syrian territory immediately. Most of the document is anti-Bashar al-Assad in nature.

Western and many Arab countries are demanding his resignation from his position as head of state, accusing Bashar al-Assad of conducting a 5-year bloody war, which has already killed about 250,000 people.

 

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