UN Security Council to vote on Syria observers

By REUTERS
April 13, 2012 13:56

GENEVA - The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution to send an advance team of 10-12 observers to Syria as soon as possible to monitor a ceasefire that has been "relatively respected", the spokesman for international mediator Kofi Annan said on Friday.

A larger mission of up to 250 observers will be sent later, Annan's spokesman Ahmad Fawzi told a regular news briefing in Geneva. He declined to say which countries might supply staff to the mission, but said many of the likely countries already had staff in the region who could move quickly.

Fawzi also said Syria had said it had given entry visas to journalists from 74 news organizations in the past few days.

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