The negotiations of the UN Security Council on a resolution against the Syrian regime have not yielded any concrete result. The UN ambassadors of the 15 member countries deliberated into the night over a weakened text of the four Europeans, however, the veto power of Russia remained their first No. Even China, India, Brazil and South Africa, which together with Russia known as the ‘Brics’ countries, the European initiative so far fail their consent.
Moscow strictly opposes sanctions against Damascus and against the threat of sanctions in the text of the four EU countries. Germany, Great Britain, France and Portugal hope to bring the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at least with the announcement of sanctions to stop the violent action against demonstrators.
According to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay, the highest UN body should consider to investigate the actions of the Syrian leadership through the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The once-required travel bans and account lockouts for the heads of the Assad regime were already off the table.
The Syrian government uses brutal violence against the opposition for months. According to human rights groups, about 2700 people have been killed. The UN had said of 1900 deaths a month ago.