Angelina Jolie Says Time for 'Intervention' in Syriaإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie said Saturday the world should intervene to stop the violent crackdown in Syria and condemned powers that have vetoed a U.N. resolution against the regime.
"I think Syria has got to a point, sadly, where certainly some form of intervention is absolutely necessary," Jolie told al-Jazeera Balkans in an interview shown on the channel's Internet site.
"It's so sad, it's so upsetting, it's so horrible what's happening," Jolie said. "At this time we just must stop the civilians being slaughtered.
"When you see that kind of mass violence and murder on the street, you must do something," added Jolie, who has served for years as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Jolie recently made her directorial debut with "In the Land of Blood and Honey," a wartime love story in Bosnia, a film she has called a "wake-up call" to prevent atrocities like those now happening in Syria.
Without naming China and Russia, she condemned "these countries that are choosing not to intervene" in Syria despite "global efforts".
"I feel very strongly that the use of a veto when you have financial interest in the country should be questioned, and the use of a veto against humanitarian intervention should be questioned," Jolie said.
Moscow and Beijing have twice blocked U.N. resolutions condemning the ongoing repression in Syria that has left thousands of people dead since March 2011, according to human rights activists.