India, Egypt warn Syria

From today’s Turtle Bay:

Indeed, India has made it clear that its support for Syria’s position is not open ended. [Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri] conceded that his government’s support for Syria’s bid for membership on the Human Rights Council might not be appropriate. “The point that needs to be made is that you cannot keep this score of 120 killed every Friday and be on the Human Rights Council,” he said, according to Bloomberg.

And Egypt’s U.N. ambassador Magid Abdelaziz offered from “friendly advice” to Syria to pull out of the race, according to Bloomberg. An Egyptian official confirmed to Turtle Bay that Cairo had counseled Syria to drop its bid for a human rights seat.

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