After weeks of debate and a Western draft that set the stage for military intervention, the UN Security Council has finally reached a unanimous agreement on a compromise Syrian aid resolution.
The resolution, penned by Australia and Jordan, urges both sides to allow humanitarian aid to civilian populations regardless of who controls the territory they are living in.
The resolution also condemns terror attacks, calls on both sides to take steps to end violence around civilians, and urges the Syrian military to stop the use of makeshift barrel bombs.
US and British officials complained that they wanted the resolution to “be even stronger,” but seemed content with the non-specific reference to “further action” if the aid doesn’t flow in short order.
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