Posts Tagged ‘Marina Portnaya’

UN resolution drops demands for Assad’s resignation, arms embargo – reports

Friday, February 3, 2012 Comments off

The United Nations Security Council meets on Syria January 31, 2012 at the United Nations in New York. Western powers clashed with Russia as they pushed for a UN resolution ordering the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an end to what the United States called his “reign of terror.” (AFP Photo / Don Emmert)

Diplomats at the United Nations Security Council have reportedly agreed to drop demands for an arms embargo against Syria and the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad. Russia had vocally opposed both points. Read more…

Libyan shadow over UNSC – RT

Thursday, February 2, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 2, 2012

Locals and journalists gather around a destroyed house in the Libyan coatal town of Zliten, 150 kilometres (95 miles) east of Tripoli, that a government official said was destroyed in a NATO attack (AFP Photo / Imed Lamloum)

The way some UN Security Council members used the body’s resolutions on Libya to justify their backing for rebel forces in the country has created an obstacle to dealing with the civil conflict in Syria, India’s Ambassador to the UN has told RT. Read more…