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Christian patriarchs call for peace in Syria as Moscow puts pressure in the United Nations
Catholic bishops issue a press release on the country’s situation that differs from previous statements of unconditional support for the regime. Syrian media ignore a proposed Russian resolution in the UN Security Council to solve the crisis.
10/06/2010 UNITED NATIONS – IRAN
UN approves new, watered down sanctions against Tehran
Entities with links to the Pasdarans and Iran’s nuclear and missile programmes are targeted. Oil and banks have not been touched to get China on board. Iranians still criticise China’s stance. Ahmadinejad arrives in Shanghai today.
Syria to accept Arab League “observers”
The deal was signed yesterday, the same day the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning Damascus. Russia abstains and presents its own motion to the UN Security Council. Yesterday’s death toll reaches 108, including some 60 soldiers trying to join the opposition camp.
19/12/2015 SYRIA – UNITED NATIONS
UN adopts resolution for peace in Syria but no word on Assad’s fate
The Security Council unanimously adopts Resolution 2254 to achieve “credible, inclusive and non-sectarian governance” within six months and elections within 18 months. Air strikes against the Islamic State group are set to continue. The fate of Syria’s president is not mentioned.
11/08/2011 SYRIA – UNITED NATIONS
UN stalemate on Syria as Syria admits “some mistakes”
US imposes sanctions on Syria and President Assad’s relatives. The latter admits errors by his security forces. For Russian ambassador, Syria’s opposition must take part in reforms, which cannot occur overnight.
Syria’s civil war unfolding in the streets of Homs and UN corridors
The assault against Syria’s third largest city is in its tenth day. For UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, “crimes against humanity are likely to have been committed”. Since its proposal to deploy UN peacekeepers has failed, the Arab League wants the General Assembly to pass a resolution on the matter. For al Jazeera, not all Christians are united behind Assad.
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