The secretary general of NATO Andres Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday in Washington that the Alliance does not intend to intervene in Syria, a country plagued by violence for nearly 12 months.
"NATO has no intention to intervene in Syria. We condemn what is happening in this country, but the Alliance believes that the best solution would be to solve this problem at the regional level," he told reporters.
He further stressed that the situation in Syria was quite different from that of Libya.
"In Libya, we had a UN mandate and we benefited from the support of several countries in the region, which is not the case in Syria," continued Rasmussen. The secretary general of NATO also praised the efforts of the Arab League to bring stability to Syria.
Meanwhile, the United States drafted a new Security Council resolution calling for unimpeded access for humanitarian agencies in several cities in Syria and calling for an immediate end to violence, Western diplomats reported.
The initiative comes after a previous draft was vetoed by China and Russia. Highlighting the humanitarian aspect of the Syrian crisis, the Arab and Western countries hope to convince Beijing and Moscow not to interfere with this new draft resolution, while violence continues in Syria. Yesterday over 100 people were killed across the country.