Pakistani circulated a rival draft that would extend the mission for 45 days, with the possibility of further renewals.
Lyall Grant said he was at the third double veto of a resolution aimed at bringing an end to the violence in Syria and creating conditions for political talks. He called Russia argument that the resolution would allow for military intervention saying Article 41 deals only with non military sanctions could not, therefore, be construed as a precursor to military intervention. consequence of their decision is obvious, Lyall Grant said. bloodshed, and the likelihood of descent into all out civil war. Ambassador Susan Rice told reporters history will judge the Russians and Chinese saying their vetoes at a time when the conflict is deteriorating rapidly to engulf the region in a wider war. Ambassador Gerard Araud said Russia and China must answer for the rise in casualties in Syria 3,000 at their first veto last October, 7,000 at their second in February, and 17,000 at present. Activists say more than 17,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in March 2011, most of them civilians.
The delay in Wednesday vote was announced shortly after the deadly bombing of a high level security meeting in Damascus that has made Assad hold on power look increasingly tenuous.
The vote on the resolution was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but Annan requested a delay and appealed to the council to unite behind a new resolution but neither side would budge. Secretary General Ban Ki moon. spokesman Martin Nesirky said.
key stumbling block was the West insistence that a new resolution include the threat of non military sanctions to step up pressure against Assad regime. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the resolution should never have been put to a vote because the sponsors knew it had no chance of adoption.
After closed council consultations late Thursday, Churkin emerged visibly upset and said the British draft was imposing political conditions on the mission continuation. He said Russia would oppose that and would support the Pakistani text.
Ambassador Bashar Ja blamed elements from al Qaida and Arab and non Arab jihadist and terrorist groups for the attacks.
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simply cannot accept a document under Chapter 7, one which would open the path for the pressure of sanctions and further to external military involvement in Syrian domestic affairs, he said. observer mission in Syria, which was forced to suspend operations because of the intensified fighting. Its mandate, to monitor a cease fire and implementation of international envoy Kofi Annan six point peace plan, expires Friday. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, who sponsored the Western backed draft, said he had circulated a new draft resolution that would extend the mission of the unarmed observers one last time, for a final 30 days. A copy of the draft obtained by the AP showed the mission would continue only if the council confirmed that Assad government had pulled artillery and heavy weapons back from the cities and sent his troops back to barracks.
Churkin said he expects the council to vote on both drafts Friday morning.
The 11 2 vote, with two abstentions from South Africa and Pakistan, was the third double veto of a resolution addressing the Syria crisis, now in its 17th month, by Damascus most important allies.
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He reiterated the Syrian government support for Annan mission and a Syrian led national dialogue.
it also requires a sincere international commitment and political will from all especially those parties that have influence on the armed groups and the armed opposition, Ja said. countries are still bent on undermining any serious effort that seeks to solve the problem in Syria peacefully. most powerful body. Moscow proposal called for the implementation of Annan plan and guidelines for a political transition approved at a meeting in Geneva last month and would have extended the observer mission for 90 days but made no mention of sanctions.
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