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Syria - Mar 22, 2012 - 14:35

Last modified: 22 Mar 2012 11:35

Syria's main opposition group on Thursday said a UN statement calling for all parties to end violence in Syria will  simply give the regime more time to continue killing its own people.

"Such statements, issued amid continued killings, offer the regime the opportunity to push ahead with its repression in order to crush the revolt by the Syrian people," said Samir Nashar, member of the executive committee of the Syrian National Council.

"We would have hoped for the United Nations to speak in one voice ... through a strong and dissuasive resolution aimed at stopping the continued  killings and massacres carried out by (President) Bashar al-Assad's forces,"  Nashar told AFP.

"It is time for the UN Security Council to use its powers to stop these massacres," he added.

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