Arab League, Russia in talks over Syria situation

January 28, 2012 16:31


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CAIRO - The Arab League is in talks with Russia ahead of a meeting at the UN Security Council in New York to discuss the escalation of violence in Syria, the deputy secretary-general told Reuters.

"There are ongoing talks and consultations between the Arab League and Russia over the Syria file," Ahmed Bin Hali said at the League in Cairo on Saturday.

"Yesterday there was a call between the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with Secretary-General Nabil el-Araby regarding the latest developments in the Syrian situation."

Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said a European-Arab draft resolution on Syria circulated to the UN Security Council on Friday was unacceptable in parts, but Russia was ready to "engage" on it.

"The purpose of all the Arab League's international talks is to ensure enough support for the Arab plan regarding Syria which will be presented to the Security Council in the middle of this week," Bin Hali said.

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