The Secretary General has criticized Syrian authorities for failure to comply with their commitments under the settlement plan of the crisis, proposed by UN special envoy of the Arab League and Syria to Kofi Annan. He did not however referred to the acts of the armed opposition against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Since mid-March 2011, Syria has been rocked by a protest movement against the regime. According to the UN, the military confrontation would have already killed more than 9,000 dead and some 230,000 refugees. The West promotes the departure of President Assad. In addition, many attacks in the country demonstrate the presence of Syrian territory to organized terrorist groups.
Fearing a repeat of the scenario Libya, Russia and China, countries possessing the veto in the Security Council of the UN, blocked two resolutions on Syria. Based on a resolution adopted by the UN, Nato aircraft bombed last year the positions of the Libyan government troops, which helped the opposition to topple the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.