UN Security Council has choice of resolution dealing with Syria
Two competing draft resolutions have been submitted to the UN Security Council on Syria, including one that seeks measures to end Damascus' continuing military repression of civilian protesters, the council president said Tuesday, DPA reported.
The draft seeking measures against Damascus was supported by Germany, Britain, Portugal, France and the United States.
A second, separate draft was submitted by Russia, which proposed a diplomatic settlement rather than measures like financial and assets freeze sanctions against the government of President Bashir al-Assad.
The US and the UN said Syrian security forces have killed more than 2,000 protesters since unrest erupted in March. Damascus said hundreds of its security forces have been killed.
"An attempt has been made to see how the entire council can be on the same page and that attempt should continue," said India's UN Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, who is serving as the council president for August. He declined to say how the council would proceed with the drafts.