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Fri Mar 9, 2012, 11:25 AM

Russia Opposes ‘Unbalanced’ New UN Draft On Syria [View all]

Source: Agence France-Presse

Russia said Friday it opposed an “unbalanced” UN draft resolution on the Syria crisis because it did not contain a call for a simultaneous halt in violence by the government and rebels.

“We cannot agree with the draft resolution in the form it is being presented in today. The text of the resolution under discussion is unbalanced,” Interfax quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying.

“Its main problem is the absence of a simultaneous call on all sides to take practical steps in the context of ceasing fire,” Gatilov was quoted as saying.

Gatilov said Russia was receiving reports that the UN Security Council intended to put the US-backed resolution up for a vote at a meeting on Monday.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/09/russia-opposes-unbalanced-new-un-draft-on-syria/

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