Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that a draft of a new humanitarian resolution on Syria was "absolutely unacceptable."
Diplomats at the United Nations say the five permanent members of the divided UN Security Council appear to have reached agreement on a resolution to require Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles.
Even as rifts between Russia and the West remain over Syria, a top Russian diplomat has said that the resolution on chemical disarmament could mention chapter VII.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a UN Security Council resolution that would approve a US-Russia deal to eliminate Syria`s chemical weapons must be enforceable.
Russia opposes any United Nations Security Council resolution that would permit military strikes against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, a senior diplomat said Friday.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council failed to reach an agreement today on a British-proposed resolution that would authorise the use of military force against Syria.
India has abstained along with 30 other countries from voting in the UN General Assembly on a Saudi-drafted resolution on Syria.
India supported the Arab League-backed resolution, but made it clear that it was opposed to use of force.
The draft text calls on
Assad`s regime to immediately put an end to all human rights
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