U.N. Security Council seeks compromise to boost aid access to Syria




 
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U.N. Security Council seeks compromise to boost aid access to Syria
 
July 1st, 2014  
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U.N. Security Council seeks compromise to boost aid access to Syria
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - With nearly 11 million Syrians in need of humanitarian help, U.N. Security Council members are pushing Russia and China to support a compromise draft resolution to boost cross-border access and threaten sanctions on those that stand in the way. After more than a month of negotiations, during which Islamist fighters have taken swathes of Iraq and Syria, the June 27 draft obtained by Reuters on Tuesday tries to win over Moscow and Beijing with language similar to that used in a unanimously adopted resolution on Syria's chemical weapons. It does not reference Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter, which covers the council's authority to enforce decisions with economic sanctions or military force, though the language is the same as what would normally be in a Chapter 7 resolution. Russia says it would veto a Chapter 7 resolution that would allow cross-border aid deliveries without Syrian government consent.




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