The OIC Secretary General condemns the continued killing of civilians in Syria and calls for bold decisions to end the crisis

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The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, expressed his strong condemnation of the continuing violence in Syria and the killing of large numbers of civilians who demand reform and change. He also expressed his serious concern at the deteriorating situation, which jeopardizes Syria’s security, unity, stability and the safety of its people.

The Secretary General stated that the exacerbating crisis in Syria requires bold decisions and sacrifices for the interest of the country, reminding that the responsibility rests with political leaderships which must make sacrifices for the benefit of the Syrian people and not the opposite.

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu voiced his concern at the international community’s continuing failure to address the crisis in Syria and the devastation and destruction the country endures. He called on the Security Council to bear its responsibilities and to act promptly in order to solve the Syrian crisis in a way that would put an end to the bloodshed and to the killing of innocent civilians.