France to submit UN sanctions resolution against Syria
France said Wednesday it will submit shortly a draft resolution calling for sanctions against the government of Syria for its failure to implement the peace plan of international envoy Kofi Annan, dpa reported.
France's UN Ambassador Gerard Arrau said following a closed-door meeting with Annan that France will invoke Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which allow use of force and sanctions, to demand that Damascus comply with Annan's six-point plan or "suffer the consequences."
Arrau said a draft resolution submitted by Russia was "not sufficient" in dealing with the situation in Syria. The Russian draft called for extending the mandate of the military observers in Syria for another three months.