This has been a week of soaring violence and bloodshed in Syria. More than 1,000 civilian casualties in six days. We've seen the failure to allow people to be evacuated to get aid. We've seen civilian areas bombed, hospitals bombed. So these may well be war crimes. This would have to be established by a court.
But we do think that these may amount to war crimes. The High Commissioner has said it is time to end this appalling impunity for these crimes. And it's time that the situation in Syria be referred to the International Criminal Court. Syria has seen seven bloody years. But even by Syrian standards, this past week has been grim.
It has been shameful. It has been deplorable.