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BBC News - UN resolution could spur Syria civil war, Russia warns

The Western-Arab drive to adopt a UN resolution on Syria is a "path to civil war", Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has warned.

He said demands for President Bashar al-Assad to stand down would "not lead to a search for compromise".

The resolution will be discussed at an imminent UN Security Council meeting on the deepening Syrian crisis.

The talks come after a day of particularly heavy bloodshed and with the army on the streets in Damascus.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 31st, 2012 at 12:51:53 PM EST
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UN to discuss removal of Syrian president - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Representatives of Western and Arab nations are gathering in New York to push for a tough UN resolution on Syria, calling for President Bashar al-Assad to hand power to his deputy.

The UN Security Council was to meet on Tuesday evening (20:00GMT) to discuss the draft resolution, with Russia likely to veto any punitive action.

A French official said the draft UN resolution has a "comfortable majority" of support from 10 of the Security Council's 15 members, meaning Russia or China, which has also shown support for Assad, would have to use their veto power to stop it.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 31st, 2012 at 01:24:25 PM EST
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