هل ستتدخل الدول الغربية في سورية؟

آخر تحديث:  الأربعاء، 27 ابريل/ نيسان، 2011، 15:47 GMT

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As tensions in Syria continue, urgent diplomatic efforts are underway to try and bring pressure on the Syrian authorities to halt the violence.

However tanks are on the streets on the town of Deraa and some say that the outside response has been muted compared to the approach with Libya.

So far the Libyan conflict has prompted a UN Security Council resolution authorising all necessary measures to protect civilians. A NATO bombing campaign; and repeated calls from President Barack Obama and other western leaders for Colonel Gaddafi to step down have also taken place.

In contrast in Syria the response is only slowly building.

The British Foreign Secretary William Hague today again condemned the violence and killings by the security forces in Syria in forthright terms.

The US, which already has extensive sanctions against Syria is considering targeted financial measures against specific named individuals.

But there has been no call for the Syrian leader President Basher al-Assad to resign.

And there has been no mention of the use of outside force.

One reason is that the crises in Libya and Syria are different.

In contrast to Syria, Libya is a peripheral player in the Arab world.

What happens in Damascus is seen as crucial for the wider region.

Furthermore military action in Libya has hardly provided an easy or swift conclusion to that crisis.

The West has only limited levers to pull to try to influence the Syrian authorities' behaviour.

What do you think is the solution to the problems in Syria? Write to us in English!

برأيك ما هو الحل للأزمة الراهنة في سوريا؟ اكتب لنا بالإنجليزية

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.لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، وأحدث الإصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير"

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Tensions
توترات
Urgent
عاجل
Diplomatic efforts
جهود دبلوماسية
Halt
وقف
Deraa
مدينة درعا السورية
Muted
مكتوم
UN Security Council resolution
قرار مجس الأمن
NATO
الناتو - حلف شمال الأطلسي
Condemned
ادان
Forthright terms
شروط صريحة
Peripheral player
لاعب هامشي
Crucial
حاسم

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