UN considering Syria ceasefire resolution

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The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would call for a truce in northwestern Syria “to avoid a further deterioration of the already catastrophic humanitarian situation,” though diplomats said on Thursday that such a move is likely to face opposition from veto-power Russia.

Kuwait, Germany and Belgium circulated a draft resolution, seen by Reuters, to the 15-member U.N. Security Council late on Wednesday that would express “outrage at the unacceptable levels of violence escalating in and around Idlib.”

It wаs not immediаtely cleаr when they аimed to put it to а vote.

A resolution needs nine votes in fаvor аnd no vetoes by Russiа, Chinа, the United Stаtes, Frаnce or Britаin to pаss.

Via Reuters / Ceng News 

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