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Resolution vows no forces in Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 23:56

London: A draft United Nations resolution on
Syria calls for President Bashar Assad to hand power to his
deputy and insists there will be no use of foreign forces in
the country.

The draft text calls on
Assad`s regime to immediately put "an end to all human rights
violations and attacks against those exercising their rights
to freedom of expression."

It calls on Assad to delegate his "full authority to his
deputy" to allow a national unity government to lead
transition to a democratic system.

The text, the drafting of which has been led by Morocco,
insists it does not compel "states to resort to the use of
force, or the threat of force."

Russia has accused Western and Arab nations of putting
Syria on the "path to civil war."


First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 23:56

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