Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pressure mounts on Russia to end Syria stalemate at UN

Arab and Western states urged the U.N. Security Council to act swiftly on a resolution calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step aside as his forces reasserted control of Damascus suburbs on Tuesday after beating back rebels at the gates of the capital.

The comments appeared designed to confront Russia over its reluctance to support the resolution and condemn Assad’s government for its violent suppression of the protests. Moscow’s U.N. envoy, however, said consensus was necessary and possible, reports France24 quoting Reuters.

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