Syria condemned by UN General Assembly

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Syria was condemned by the United Nations General Assembly Friday for attacks committed against its civilians, said The Associated Press.

Citing recent violence in the cities of Aleppo and Damascus, the UN passed a resolution reprimanding Syria for the violence and calling for the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, said The Wall Street Journal.

The resolution was passed with 133 votes in agreement, 12 votes in disagreement, and 31 abstentions, said the AP.

Saudia Arabia, the author of the resolution, had initially written a stronger resolution, but it was weakened by Syrian allies Russia and China, said The Wall Street Journal.

Syria fired back at Saudi Arabia and other nations supporting the resolution, as Syrian ambassador to the UN said that they "played a major role by providing weapons to terrorist groups in Syria," according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Syrian ambassador also called the resolution a "piece of theater," as the resolution has enforceable impact, said the AP.

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