2013 in Syria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Flag of Syria.svg

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

Events from the year 2013 in Syria.



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)


  • 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]


  • 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]


  • 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]



See also[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.