GENEVA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and League of Arab States for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi Wednesday stressed that military intervention in Syria must be approved by the Security Council.
Lakhdar Brahimi told a press conference that the Syria is now undoubtedly the most serious crisis facing Syrian people, the region and the international community, adding that recent developments having been even more dramatic with "some kind of substance was used that killed a lot of people".
"This confirms how dangerous the situation in Syria is, and how important for the Syrians and the international community to really develop the political will to address this issue seriously and to look for solution for it," said he, who also noted that the development made it even more urgent and more important to create conditions for a successful Geneva II conference, a follow-up to a ministerial meeting on Syria held in Geneva last year.
The joint envoy said that he has spoken to the Americans and the Russians, and both countries said they were still interested and committed to the Geneva II conference, but he did not know at this stage whether that will happen or not.
The joint envoy said he waited for the evidence that Western countries have for the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria and as well as investigation results of the United Nations inspectors currently visiting the sites.
As for the reported possible military action, "I think the international law is clear on this. International law says that military action must be taken after the decision by the Security Council," said Brahimi.
In terms of the effect of military invention, if there is one, on Geneva II conference, the joint envoy was not clear, saying that "the Russians and Americans both tell me they remain committed to Geneva II , but what will happen, I think, will know only if and when this military action takes place."
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