02.08.2011 02.Aw-Elul, 5771
Security Council was briefed on the latest events in the country; Western diplomats hope critics have shifted position in light of recent Hama violence.
Reacting to new bloodshed in Syria, European powers relaunched a dormant draft UN resolution to condemn Damascus for its crackdown on protesters, circulating a revised text to the Security Council at a meeting on Monday.
Following the hour-long closed-door meeting, several diplomats said that after months of deadlock over Syria in the council, the fresh violence appeared to be pushing the divided members towards some form of reaction.
But envoys disagreed over whether the 15-nation body should adopt the Western-backed draft resolution or negotiate a less binding statement….