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Truce under threat: Syrian violence continues as UNSC debates new resolution

Saturday, April 14, 2012



Truce under threat: Syrian violence continues as UNSC debates new resolution

A ceasefire in Syria seems to be have been broken after troops clashed with rebels in many parts of the country, reportedly killing five people. The UN Security Council is debating a new resolution to authorize an observer mission in Syria.

­UN Security Council members met behind closed doors Friday to discuss a draft resolution that would allow an observer mission to be dispatched to Syria “as soon as possible,” as requested by Kofi Annan.

Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin admitted that “it is crucial for the monitors to be on the ground” in Syria. He said however that more negotiation would be needed over the draft resolution, as the text was longer and more complicated than expected..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/syria-border-clashes-blame-965/

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