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UN stalemate over Syria resolution (w/ Video)

Thursday, February 16, 2012



UN stalemate over Syria resolution

The UN General Assembly is due to vote on a second draft resolution stipulating the removal of President Assad to end the spiraling violence in Syria. It is the second attempt at passing a resolution after China and Russia vetoed the first document.

The new resolution supports the Arab League initiative to facilitate transition to a democratic government will be put to vote later on Thursday.

Russia objects to the paragraph demanding the resignation of President Assad and wants amendments to the draft calling for the disarmament of opposition groups as well as government forces. Arab delegations have dismissed the Russian amendments as unacceptable, claiming they undermine the draft resolution’s message..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://rt.com/news/general-assembly-syria-resolution-assad-443/

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