U.N. Delays Vote On Syria Resolution After Bombing
By: Jackie Northam
July 18, 2012
A deeply divided U.N. Security Council meets today to vote on an extension of the U.N. Monitoring Mission in Syria. A British draft resolution, supported by the West and most Arab states would extend the mission but would also threaten Bashar Assad's regime with sanctions and potentially military action unless it halts violence against civilians. Russia has vowed to veto such a resolution.
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