July 12th, 2012
06:13 PM ET

Strong push for Syrian deadline

A draft resolution at the United Nations gives the Assad regime in Syria ten days to silence its weapons, or face even greater penalties than it has to date. But is there any chance of getting a resolution through the Security Council without a Russian or Chinese veto? Foreign Affairs Jill Dougherty reports.


Filed under: Assad • Russia • Syria • United Nations
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  1. An Idea

    It would be best if all nations, those supporting the government and those supporting the rebels would all get together and agree to stay out of the civil war. This is an internal affair that we have no business putting ourselves into. Our leaders however, uncreative goons as they are will only do the same thing they have always done and cheer for one side. If our leaders choose to act against the syrian government in any way that doesn't simply include sanctions, then they are sticking our troops and agents in a hornets nest that they have no business being in. The same goes for the Russians, any aid to either side is criminal.

    July 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  2. OffTheWorldPolitics

    Russia wants its money, they could care less about the Syrian people. Even if they don't ship weapons directly to Syria, they just sell them to Iran, and Iran sends them into Syria. The harsh reality is that the Iranian and Syrian governments care more about retaining power through force than providing their people what they need more. Lasting peace...

    July 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Reply

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