Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Syrian National Council: military intervention would be the only way to break the on-going deadlock in Syria

The Syrian National Council has said it is coming to the view that military intervention would be the only way to break the on-going deadlock in Syria.

"We are really close to seeing this military intervention as the only solution. There are two evils, military intervention or protracted civil war," Basma Qadmani, a senior SNC official, told a press conference in Paris.

After arguing for months that the Syrian people had to fight their battles on their own, the scale of the violence and level of destruction that months of intense fighting have wrought pushed the Council to accept foreign intervention may be the only way forward.

Ms Qadmani also said that Russia should use its privileged position as a closer ally to the Syrian regime than most, to lobby the government to allow humanitarian aid into the country. Read More