Russia Frowns at UN Syria Chemical Weapons Resolution - French FM
Russia does not agree with the drafting of a UN Security Council resolution on its proposal for the Syrian chemical arsenal to be transfered to international control, revealed French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
Earlier Tuesday, Fabius said that France had taken up the drafting of a resolution to implement the Russian plan, which was seen as giving the oportunity for bringing together the positions of Russia and China, on one side, and the US and France, on the other.
"I was made to understand that at this stage the Russians are not enthusiastic - and I'm using an euphemism - regarding the framing of all that in a common UN resolution," said the French top diplomat.
The Russian proposal, already approved by Syria, and welcomed by countries as disparate on the Syrian conflict as the US and Iran, was issued in a bid to avoid a planned US intervention in the Syrian civil war.
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why so many problems "drafting a resolution"?
simple 3 point plan:
1) hand over all chemical weapons within 2 weeks
2) allow full access to all areas for UN weapons inspectors
3) this happens - you may continue the mayhem with ordinary weapons, and we'll fanny around for a few more months. this doesn't happen, and assad gets a chemical weapon shoved where the sun don't shine.
took about 2 minutes for that, not days.
Sa Sha, not heard that Russia has actually put a resolution forward yet. I will read with interest when it is lodged, the French one was lodged too quickly and with a mind to tie in Assad as the guilty party, not important at this stage. What is important is that it must not be allowed to happen again. If the west are worried about being tied to a UN resolution if he should renege then they shouldn't be, if Assad reneges on any agreed deal it is he who has made the resolution null & void and it is he who must accept the consequences of putting us back into last weeks position of imminent western action.
Not fair play, Peter...It's not UN draft, but US-GB-France one, and there is also draft resolution proposed by Russia.
Have You had a chance to read, to compare those drafts, to evaluate the differenses? Or You share the Novinite' authors' position, who call the France (+GB, +USA) draft "The UN' draft resolution"? Interesting stance.
Surprising how the tail can sometimes wag the dog isn't it? The fact that France wont move without the US and the US along with the Whitehouse is now back peddling all comes about after the UK ruled out military action. So, despite its now "small insignificant island" position (as some Russian politician is reported to have said) it still has a big say in what goes on and its voice can still be a powerful one.
We hear that Russia has now come up with a viable suggestion to solve the impasse, congratulations to them and we all hope that their idea works out in practice. - See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/153507/US+Senate+Delays+Key+Syria+Vote#sthash.lEAK1Y2f.dpuf
If true then Russia will be contradicting itself as it is on record as saying that any action (referring to US and western allies actions) should only be done on the UN's authority. If they argue about a resolution wording that is ok and can be discussed, but to suggest the UN is not involved would be double talking.