Malta condemns ongoing violence in Syria

In an official statement Foreign Minister Tonio Borg this evening condemns the ongoing violence in Syria.

The Deputy Prime Minister said:

"I condemn in the strongest possible terms the ongoing violence in Syria.  The massacre of innocent civilians in the villages of  Qubair and Maarzaf in Hama is a shocking testament to the unwillingness being exhibited by the Syrian government of al-Assad to halt the cycle of violence in Syria.

"Malta also condemns the shooting on UN monitors investigating the massacre, and urges the Syrian government to allow unimpeded access to establish responsibility for the violence."

"It has become crucial for the international community to speak with one voice and to press for the full implementation of special envoy Kofi Annan’s six point plan in order to end the bloodshed.  In the absence of its implementation, we must explore, without any further delay, new avenues that are effective in bringing this massacre to an end."

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Comments (3)

James A. Tyrrell

- Sat 09-Jun-2012, 13:36

@cuc Malti. Good point.

cuc Malti

- Sat 09-Jun-2012, 07:04

Whilst agreeing with James A Tyrell I ask the Maltese Government. Is it possible that they are on the frontline to condemn syria but silent and probabbly petrified of condemning bloggers like Daphne Caruana Galizia who is murdering the carachter of so many Maltese people; are we not so called Maltese brothers and sisters?

James A. Tyrrell

- Sat 09-Jun-2012, 01:54

It's all very well for Malta and various other countries to condemn the ongoing violence in Syria, but how many of those countries are willing to cut off relations with China and Russia who by their support of the Syrian government are also supporting the massacre of innocent civilians?