UN Security Council remains deadlocked over Syria draft despite softening by Europeans

30.09.2011                      02.Tischrei. 5772                      Rosch Haschanah 2

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UN Security Council remains deadlocked over Syria draft despite softening by Europeans

Russia opposes threat of future sanctions against Syria; envoys: US expected to reluctantly back EU Syria draft.

European UN Security Council members softened a draft resolution condemning Syria's six-month crackdown on anti-government protests but Russia said on Thursday that it could not support the new text.
The four European members of the council had hoped to put the draft resolution to a vote on Friday. The United States is expected to support it, envoys said, despite its disappointment about compromises made in an attempt to woo Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa – the "BRICS" nations….