Hariri Slams Treimsa Massacre, Urges ‘Immediate and Decisive’ Action against Syrian Regimeإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri condemned on Friday the “latest massacre committed by the Syrian regime” in the town of Treimsa in Hama, saying that it has hit “a new record in crimes against humanity.”
He said in a statement: “I call on all Arab and world governments, the Arab League, Organization of Islamic Conference, and the United Nations to take immediate, practical, and decisive measures to protest the Syrian people.”
In addition, he demanded that the “most effective” sanctions be imposed against the regime “in order to thwart the barbaric killing regime.”
“The latest massacre leaves no room for doubt for the international and Arab communities to confront Bashar Assad and his regime,” declared the former premier.
Moreover, Hariri condemned the Lebanese government’s decision to halt aid to wounded Syrians, who have sought refuge in Lebanon.
“The decision is unjustified on the political, moral, and humanitarian levels, especially since the holy month of Ramdan is just around the corner,” he noted.
Rights activists and monitors said Syrian troops with tanks and helicopters on Thursday slaughtered more than 150 people in Treimsa village, in the central province of Hama.
Syria's main opposition alliance Friday urged the U.N. Security Council to pass a binding resolution against Damascus following reports of the massacre.