PE650 European Parliament-UN SYRIA 2013 Xi Jinping, Obama, Putin, Hollande, Cameron

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No. PE650: FDC "Plenary session of the European Parliament, Strasbourg (France) 09-12.9.2013"

Resolution SYRIA 12.09.2013 - taken by the United Nations Security Council against Syrian President Bashar AL ASSAD

- Condemnation of the massacre of civilians by chemical weapons of August 21, 2013

- Ultimatum with binding resolution of the United Nations Security Council

- Russia and China facing their responsibilities

- Departure of Bashar-El-Assad

- Humanitarian aid to 2 million refugees, including one million children

The 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council

XI JINPING, President of the People's Republic of China, Barack OBAMA, President of the USA, Vladimir PUTIN, President of the Russian Federation, François HOLLANDE, President of the French Republic, James CAMERON, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Ms Catherine ASHTON, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Postage France Priority letter 20g red "Marianne and Youth, 2013" on label stamp holder "Stamp of the Syrian revolution"

postmarked in Strasbourg "Session of the European Parliament" (France) dated September 12, 2013

Collectors Edition - 200 numbered copies issued - RARE

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Plenary Session of the European Parliament, Strasbourg (France) 09-12.09.2013

Deterrent measures against Syria must not be excluded, say MEPs

The use of chemical weapons in Syria is a war crime and a crime against humanity which demands a clear, strong, targeted and united response, not excluding eventual deterrent measures, MEPs said in a resolution passed by a show of hands on Thursday. The EU should promote a region-wide de-escalation process and increase aid to Syrian refugees, they added.

MEPs strongly condemn the mass killing of civilians with chemical weapons on 21 August 2013 in the outskirts of Damascus and urge that measures be taken to prevent any further use of chemical weapons in Syria or elsewhere. They say the UN Security Council must get the report of the UN inspection team as soon as possible and they also voice support for the proposal to hand the Syrian chemical weapons to international community for its destruction as soon as possible.

UN must act

The international community's ultimatum must be accompanied by a binding United Nations Security Council resolution, which, if not respected, could be imposed on the basis of "all the instruments provided for in the United Nations Charter", MEPs underline.

Parliament says Russia and China must face their responsibility as permanent members of the Security Council to achieve a common position and a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis. In the event of a persistent blockage in the Security Council, the matter could be referred to the UN General Assembly, MEPs stress.

A lasting solution to the current crisis in Syria can be achieved only through an inclusive political process backed by the international community, MEPs say. They call for President Bashar Assad and his regime to step aside.

Step up support for refugees

The EU must live up to its humanitarian responsibility and step up its assistance to Syrian refugees, MEPs say, urging all sides of the conflict to facilitate the provision of humanitarian aid and assistance.

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A philatelic envelope, designed by Historiaphil© (Philately Kiosk of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France) commemorates the highlights of the September 2013 Strasbourg (France) plenary session of the European Parliament. It was produced as a continuation of the collection of philatelic envelopes bearing witness since 1949 to the history of Europe and its institutions. Its edition is limited to 200 numbered copies.

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