America has rejected claims made by human rights organisations that the gravity of the previous resolution on Sri Lanka that was submitted at the UNHRC in Geneva has been watered down.
American Assistant Secretary of State, Robert O.Blake made this comment while expressing his views to BBC on the resolution on Sri Lanka that was adopted by the UNHRC last Thursday.
The United States has stressed that the resolution re-affirmed that Sri Lanka must take meaningful action on create reconciliation between nations.
The Assistant Secretary of State has told the BBC that the United Nations has stressed on the need for Sri Lanka to take action to create reconciliation between the nations and to prosecute those charged with human rights violations in order to bring about lasting peace and prosperity.
In reply to the question posed by the BBC on the action that would be taken by the international community if Sri Lanka fails to abide by the resolution, Assistant Secretary of State in charge of South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake said that he cannot comment on future proceeding at the moment.
The Assistant Secretary of State pointed out that the UN proposal on holding elections in the Northern Provincial Council in September as promised, and recommencing talks with the TNA on the devolution of power, is imperative.
BBC reported that the Assistant Secretary of State went onto say that their assistance will be with South Africa or any other third party who intervenes to recommence talks between the Sri Lankan government and the TNA.
The Hindu reported that United States of America did not approve India's last minute attempt to further tighten the resolution on Sri Lanka that was adopted by the UNHRC last Thursday.
Robert O. Blake who refused to comment on the credibility of the report said that India acted closely with America throughout the entire process of formulating the resolution and certain amendments put forward by India received their assistance.