Foreign Policy Syria violence accelerates, UN responds with go-slow approach

A UN official says the Syrian government has ramped up attacks on protesters since Arab League monitors arrived. But the UN Security Council will wait at least a week to consider action. 

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Despite estimates that Syrian government attacks against protesters have become more deadly since Arab League monitors arrived late last year – with at least 400 Syrians killed – prospects for United Nations Security Council action remains dim.