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Syria Crisis: U.S. Proposes New Security Council Resolution

AP  |  By Posted: 03/06/12 11:39 AM ET  |  Updated: 03/06/12 12:03 PM ET

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is proposing a new Security Council resolution demanding an end to violence in Syria, first by government forces and then by opposition fighters.

Diplomats said the draft resolution, obtained by The Associated Press, would be discussed behind closed doors Tuesday by the five permanent council members — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France — and Morocco, the Arab representative on the council.

Russia and China have vetoed two council resolutions saying they were unbalanced and only demanded that the government stop attacks, not the opposition.

The U.S. draft also condemns the continuing human rights violations by President Bashar Assad's government.

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Filed by Eline Gordts  |