Friday, December 16, 2011

Syria crisis: Russia circulates surprise UN resolution

[ via BBC News / Middle East ] 16 Dec

Russia has circulated a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ending the crisis in Syria, in a move that surprised the Western nations.

The draft condemns the violence by both Syria's government and the opposition, but does not mention sanctions.

Western diplomats said the current draft did not fully reflect the gravity of the human rights situation in Syria, but added that they would negotiate on the text. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that "there are some issues in it that we would not be able to support".

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