|Date: 27/05/2012 Time: 10:51:00 PM
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Miqati denounced on
Sunday the killing of more than 90 civilians, including 34 children under the
age of 10, in Houla town, Homs Governorate, central Syria, on Friday.
"We are against resort to violence in any form to solve disputes for
whatever reason. We consider such killings, as far as children are concerned,
a crime against humanity," he said in a press release here.
"Nobody can remain silent on the horrible scenes of the killings which
constitute a stigma for humanity," Miqati affirmed.
He called on the international community, particularly the United Nations
and the Arab League, to speed up the efforts to put an end to the bloody
conflict in neighboring Syria.
Meanwhile, the Future Movement held the Syrian regime responsible for "the
horrible act of terrorism which targeted armless civilians."
The Movement urged the international community to adopt a decisive stance
on the massacres being perpetrated systematically on a daily basis against the
Syrian people who have no weapon except for the resolve to attain the right to
freedom and democracy.
"The existence of the UN ceasefire monitoring mission in Syria should have
played a crucial role in preventing the regime from pursuing the crimes
against the people. But as long as they (the observers) failed to do so, there
is no justification for continuing the mission," it said in a statement.
Similarly, Hezbollah group, issued a statement to express shock at the
horrible massacre and condemn its perpetrators.
The militant group reiterated the call for the Syrian government and
opposition to start a dialogue away from any foreign interference.