New Syria draft resolution submitted to UN Security Council
The United Nations Security Council received a revised draft resolution Thursday on Syria, with more negotiations expected before the text would be accepted by members, the council president said, DPA reported.
Negotiations on the new draft submitted by Morocco were to resume later Thursday, but no deadline was set for a vote, Togolese UN Ambassador Lodjo Menan told reporters. Talks on the revised text began Monday.
"The feeling in the Security Council is that the council needs to send a strong signal to all parties to stop the violence," Menan said. "Essentially, the council will focus on the need for the parties to end the violence."
The Arab League on Tuesday asked the 15-nation council in New York to adopt a resolution that would support its plan of action to end the 11-month uprising, in which more than 5,400 people have died.
Menan said that if a draft resolution, which is the result of negotiations, would be accepted by all council members, the body will swiftly adopt it. He said such an action would take place "most likely" on Monday, even though no deadline has been imposed.