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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Russian draft statement on Syria

This is a draft statement circulated by Russia in the Security Council on “terrorist attacks in Damascus, Syria”. Diplomats said that the US, Portugal, UK, and Germany broke silence on the first draft.  So Russia circulated this revised version which the UK has again objected to.

“Security Council Press Statement
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Damascus on 15 August 2012 outside the Dama Rose hotel used by the United National Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS).
The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern over the bombing and reiterated their call upon the parties, in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2043 (2012), to guarantee the safety of UNSMIS personnel.
The members of the Security Council stressed that there must be no impunity for such terrorist attacks and underscored that their perpetrators must be brought to justice.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their strong solidarity with UNSMIS and called on all parties in Syria to cooperate with the mission.”
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