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The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) welcomed the British Parliament's decision not to support military action inSyria. (CH UNTV)
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STORY: GENEVA / SYRIA IPU
TRT: 1.48
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 30 AUGUST 2013, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

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RECENT, EXTERIOR PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Wide shot, exterior Palais des Nations

30 AUGUST 2013, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

2. Wide Shot, Press Room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jemini Pandya, Spokeswoman, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU):
"IPU calls on the need for a political solution to be found for ending the Syrian crisis and the Syrian conflict, rather than looking for a military option. We feel very strongly than an international consensus has to be found urgently on a political solution. Recent history has shown that a military path isn't the way to go. There has already been so much blood that has been shed in Syria and we strongly believe that there doesn't need to be any more spilled."
4. Zoom out, from IPU Press Release to Photo of Map of Syria
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jemini Pandya, Spokeswoman, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU):
"We welcome the decision by the British Parliament yesterday on the vote on the Syrian conflict and whether it should take a military route. IPU's President, Abdelwahad Radi has said that it showed that this is what Parliaments could actually do around the world to press for an alternative to guns and bombs to bring peace."
6. Cutaway, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jemini Pandya, Spokeswoman, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU):
"You will have noticed that yesterday, the Syrian Parliament sent a letter directly to the British Parliament, one on one, not to take the military route,"
9. Med shot, journalists

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The Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU has welcomed the British Parliament's decision not support military action in Syria. The UK Parliament rejected a motion to support military action presented on Thursday by Prime Minister David Cameron.

In a statement, IPU President, Abdelwahad Radi said the decision showed what Parliaments could do to press for an alternative to guns and bombs to bring peace.

At a press briefing in Geneva today (30 August), IPU spokeswoman, Jemini Pandya said the organization called for a political solution to the Syrian crisis rather than a military option. Recent history had shown a military path wasn't the way to go she added and the IPU felt very strongly that an international consensus on a political solution had to be found urgently.

The organization believed there was no need to spill more blood in Syria.

Pandya said the Syrian Parliament had written to its UK counterpart urging it not to take the military route.

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