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UN to recommend unchanged observer mandate

07-06-2012 13:43 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is to put a recommendation to the UN Security Council to maintain the observer mission’s mandate, while temporarily reducing the number of unarmed military observers in Syria.

The aim is to shift the mission’s focus from observing a non-existent ceasefire to securing a political solution. The recommendation comes as escalating violence in Syria casts doubt on the viability of the UN backed peace plan and the monitoring mission helping to implement it.

The recommendation will be included in a report on the future of the U.N. mission in Syria. It’s due to be presented to the 15-nation council on Friday ahead of next Wednesday’s talks and a vote on the recommendation later this month.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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