2013 in Syria

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2013
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Syria

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See also:Other events of 2013
List of years in Syria

Events from the year 2013 in Syria.

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For events related to the Civil War, see Timeline of the Syrian Civil War (January–April 2013) and Timeline of the Syrian Civil War (May–December 2013)

February[edit]

  • 9 February - President of Syria Bashar al-Assad reshuffles his cabinet, appointing seven new ministers in a move analysts describe as an attempt to stabilize the country's economy.[1]

March[edit]

  • 29 March - During a U.N. conference, Iran, North Korea and Syria block adoption of a United Nations treaty that would regulate the international arms trade, a proposal which required agreement from all 193 UN member states to be adopted at the conference. A spokesman for Kenya and other countries, including the U.S., then asked the treaty be brought before the General Assembly, where unanimity is not required.[2]

April[edit]

  • 2 April - The United Nations General Assembly approves the first Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global trade in conventional arms with 154 votes in favor, three member states – Iran, North Korea and Syria – against the decision, and 23 abstentions.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnard, Anne; Kershner, Isabel (9 February 2013). "Israeli Says Syria Twisted Comments by Rebel Supporter". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Iran, N. Korea, Syria block U.N. arms trade treaty". USA TODAY. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ Macfarquhar, Neil (2 April 2013). "Arms Trade Treaty Approved at U.N." The New York Times. Retrieved 4 June 2016.