UK, France put forward UN resolution on Syria

June 8, 2011 14:16

LONDON - Britain and France will put forward a United Nations Security Council resolution on Wednesday condemning Syria's crackdown on protesters, British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

"Today in New York, Britain and France will be tabling a resolution at the Security Council condemning the repression and demanding accountability and humanitarian access.

"And if anyone votes against that resolution or tries to veto it, that should be on their conscience," Cameron told parliament.

Britain, France, Germany and Portugal circulated a draft resolution condemning Syria at the UN Security Council last month, but diplomats say Britain has been working on a version with tougher language. Veto powers Russia and China have made clear they dislike the idea of council involvement.

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