UN Approves Last 30 Days for UN Observers in Syria

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution extending the 300-strong U.N. observer force in Syria for a final 30 days while leaving open the possibility of an extension.
Russia said it would veto the original British draft but joined the 14 other council members Friday in supporting a revised British text.
It would end the observer mission in 30 days but renew it if Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council confirm that the use of heavy weapons has ended and the level of violence in Syria is reduced.
The mandate of the 300-strong mission had been set to expire Friday.
Pressure is mounting on the regime of President Bashar Assad to end the civil war.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 163231136 - wilx.com/a?a=163231136
Gray Television, Inc.