UAE renews support to international efforts to end violence in Syria

GENEVA: The United Arab Emirates has commended efforts by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria to document violations of human rights there.

In a speech given before an interactive dialogue held by the UN Human Right Council, the UAE Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Obaid Salem Al Zaabi said that blatant and widespread violations of human rights by regular forces and their allies had been confirmed by the Commission s report.

“The figures reflected the deterioration of the situation,” he said.

Al Zaabi expressed it was regrettable that Syria had not cooperated with the Commission.

He concluded his speech by saying the United Arab Emirates supported all international and regional efforts which aimed at putting an end to the violence.