Syria mediator wants UN resolution based on Geneva deal

By REUTERS
November 5, 2012 01:28

 
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CAIRO - The international mediator on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, called on Sunday for world powers to issue a UN Security Council resolution based on a deal they reached in June to set up a transitional government in a bid to end the bloodshed.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the same Cairo news conference, dismissed the need for a resolution and said others were stoking violence by backing rebels. His comment highlighted divisions and the impasse over Syria's civil war.

Russia and China, both permanent council members, have vetoed three Western-backed UN draft resolutions condemning Syrian President Bashar Assad's government for the violence. The other three permanent members are the United States, Britain and France.

Peaceful protests began in Syria in March 2011 but turned into an armed revolt after Assad turned his military on the demonstrators. About 32,000 people have been killed.

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