'No Point in Passing Resolution,' Clinton Insists
Russian officials are hoping to see the UN Security Council agree soon to a new peace resolution for Syria, based on a plan negotiated in Geneva in June. If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has her way, it won’t even come up for a vote.
“There is no point to passing a resolution,” Clinton insisted, saying the US would only agree to the deal if it involved UN ‘consequences for non-compliance’ on the regime, something the Russian resolution does not do.
The Geneva Plan sought the end of the ongoing civil war, but US officials interpreted the deal entirely different from Russians, saying it “required” Syrian President Bashar Assad to immediately resign.
After the way NATO escalated the Libya “no-fly zone,” any “consequences” in a resolution are certain to be rejected by Russia, which is concerned that the US will try to reimagine any such resolution as an authorization to invade, and has demanded every resolution passed explicitly rule out invasion.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Netanyahu Denies Any Deals Reached Limiting Settlement Expansion - March 26th, 2017
- US General: 5,000 More Troops Needed for Afghanistan - March 26th, 2017
- Defense Secretary Seeks Deeper US Involvement in Yemen War - March 26th, 2017
- Syria Threatens Scud Strikes If Israel Attacks Again - March 26th, 2017
- US Troops Capture Syrian Military Airbase Near Raqqa - March 26th, 2017