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UN to recommend fewer observers in Syria

07-06-2012 16:04 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will recommend the Security Council temporarily reduce the number of unarmed military observers in Syria while keeping the mandate of Syria monitoring mission unchanged.

The idea is to shift the mission’s focus from observing a non-existent ceasefire to securing a political solution. The recommendation will be included in a report on options for the future of the U.N. mission in Syria.

The report is to be presented to the 15-nation council by Friday. The council is scheduled to discuss the issue on Wednesday and is due to vote on July 18.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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