Council of Europe Secretary General calls on Syria to comply with peace plan

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland issued on 9 April 2012 the following statement: "The attack by Syrian forces on a refugee camp inside the Turkish border is a blatant violation of international law.

It is deeply worrying that the Syrian regime is escalating the conflict at a time when the international community is intensifying efforts to broker a peaceful, political solution.

President al-Assad must work with UN Secretary General's Special Envoy Kofi Annan on immediate, full and unconditional compliance with the peace plan.

Read also: Joint statement on the situation in Syria by PACE President and Chair of its Political Affairs Committee