NZ renews calls for UN intervention in Syria

New Zealand has renewed its calls for the United Nations to try to put a stop to the Syrian crisis.

Violence has escalated in Syria in recent days, as protesters continue to fight against the Syrian regime.

At least 50 people were killed in the city of Homs yesterday when the army used tanks and machine guns to attack the area.

Mr McCully today condemned the violence as "reprehensible'', and called for renewed attempts to secure agreement on a UN Security Council resolution on Syria.

"The situation appears to have worsened since the failure of the Security Council discussions last week. The killing of 50 Syrian citizens by regime forces yesterday in a bombardment of the western city of Homs deserves the strongest condemnation,'' Mr McCully said.

"We again urge Security Council members to work together to find a way to address the Syrian crisis.''

- APNZ

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