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Russia ready to discuss 5-point Syria resolution

Monday, March 12, 2012

Russia is open to negotiating a UN Security Council resolution on Syria if it is backing the five-point formula offered by the Arab League, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the Security Council meeting Monday.

On March 10, the Russian and Arab League foreign ministers agreed on a five-point initiative to settle the Syrian crisis.

The initiative includes the cessation of violence whatever its origins, the creation of a monitoring mechanism, unhindered humanitarian access to Syria, the support for the mission of the Special Envoy of the UN, Kofi Annan, and prohibition of any foreign intervention in the Syrian internal affairs.