UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Saudi Arabian deputy foreign minister says U.N. Security Council inaction on the Syrian civil war has given the Bashar Assad regime "a green light to proceed with its crimes against" his people.
Abdulaziz bin Abdullah told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the Assad regime was "in a race against time to accomplish its objectives using the most advanced
means of killing and destruction."
Opposition groups say more than 30,000 people have been killed since the uprising began with street demonstrations 18 months ago. Egypt has sought to engage the Saudis along with Turkey and Iran in finding a path to end the fighting. So far, the Saudis have not participated and Iranian leaders claim they are trying to put together a working group of non-aligned countries.