Syria experiences bloodiest day to date as Britain, France harden their positions
Earlier this week, the United States issued a warning to Syria concerning any use of chemical weapons against civilians, but that is as far as the administraion would go. However, France and Britain both are backing a no-fly zone or some manner of intervention even without UN approval.
“France signalled it would be willing to participate in a limited no-fly zone and suggested for the first time that such an operation could be mounted without reference to the UN Security Council, where Russia and China wield a veto.
“The United States and Turkey have already discussed the possibility although Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has said ”greater in-depth analysis” was needed,” according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Rebel forces said the discovery of hundreds of bodies in the southwestern town of Daraya is further evidence of the Syrian government making a final, violent pushto reclaim lost territory.
Confidence in the prospects of a resolution was further damaged when the newly-installed United Nations chief negotiator said that he was “honored, flattered, humbled, and scared” about his mission, Reuters reports.