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RIA Novosti: Russia submits ‘Enhanced’ draft resolution on Syria

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Jul. 18, 2012 08:39
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Bassma Kodmani, center, spokesperson of the Syrian National Council, addresses a news conference in New York Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Russia's foreign minister on Tuesday said Moscow is ready to seek consensus in the United Nations Security Council on a new resolution aimed at ending Syria's civil war, but gave no indication how it would resolve a disagreement over a Britain-sponsored resolution.
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The UN Security Council is set for a showdown on Wednesday as Russia has submitted its own, “enhanced,” draft resolution on Syria to counter a new draft sanctions resolution prepared by Western countries.

The United Kingdom, supported by the United States, France and Germany, drafted the new resolution on Syria on the basis of Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which allows sanctions and a military operation.

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