Keith Ellison on World News America 30 May 2012
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US congressman in call for Syria 'safe zone'

Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison believes that following a massacre in Houla, Syria on Friday, UN envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan for the country has failed.

Rep Ellison, a Democrat, tells the BBC's Katty Kay that a "safe zone" should be set up inside Turkey that would protect Syrians, even if it needs to be safeguarded by military force.

"I'm sorry, but the fact is you have innocent people being slaughtered," Rep Ellison said, "It is time for the international community to act."

  • 31 May 2012