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The Cable has obtained a copy of the draft resolution on Syria currently being discussed inside the U.N. Security Council. It calls on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power to his deputy and says additional measures would be taken if he doesn't comply within 15 days.
Originally posted by Cosmic4life
reply to post by CALGARIAN
I would be more excited if the UN were telling Saudi Arabia to end its monarchy and to begin elections.
But that aint gonna happen either.
Saudi Arabia said yesterday it was withdrawing its observers from Syria after an Arab monitoring mission failed to end 10 months of bloodshed, and called on the international community to exert “all possible pressure” on Damascus. Hundreds of Syrians have been killed since the observers began their work in late December and political opponents of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad are demanding the Arab League refer the crisis to the United Nations Security Council.
Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby recommended to Arab foreign ministers yesterday that a monitoring mission to Syria be extended, expanded and get more technical support. The Saudi comments suggest, however, that the extension of a mission Syria’s opposition has described as toothless will not be enough to satisfy everyone in the 22-member body and exposed a growing rift over the best way to approach the crisis that has shown little sign of easing after months of political pressure.
"The US has called on countries to decide where they stand on what it calls the Syrian regime's brutality. Activists say 95 people were killed across Syria on monday in cities including Damascus and Homs.
The White House said President Bashar al-Assad had lost control of Syria, adding "he will go".
Russia has said it will block a UN resolution calling for Mr Assad to hand power to a deputy who would then form a government of national unity."
"Western countries are preparing to push for a tough resolution at a UN Security Council meeting in Syria. Arab League Secretery General Nabil al-Aribi will be asking the Council to back the League's new plan calling on President Bashar al-Assad to resign.
Western foreign ministers who back the Arab plan will try to overcome Russia's threat to veto any such resolution. A Syrian Foreign Ministry official said Syria would 'defeat the policies of chaos', state news agency Sana said."