Russia says now is not the time for U.N. resolution on aid to Syria




 
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February 6th, 2014  
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Topic: Russia says now is not the time for U.N. resolution on aid to Syria


By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As Western and Arab nations prepared to push for a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for better access to aid in war-torn Syria, Russia said on Wednesday that now was not the right time for such a move. The United Nations says some 9.3 million Syrians, nearly half the population, need help and U.N. aid chief Valerie Amos has repeatedly expressed frustration that violence and red tape have slowed the delivery of humanitarian assistance to a trickle. "We're against moving to a resolution now on the Security Council. That's as clear as I can put it," Russia's U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, told reporters.




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