Monday, January 30, 2012

Syria and the UN Security Council: Part Deux

Nobody is taking any chances with this any more, the level of negotiations at this level must be the most intense it's ever been:

Hillary ClintonWilliam Hague and Alain Juppé are due at the UN security council in New York on Tuesday to support an Arab League plan to end the violence in Syria and to try to overcome Russian-led opposition to a UN-backed demand for political change in Damascus.
For the West this is the best chance they can get to be rid of Assad's regime, I don't blame them for going at it with everything they have got. In Russia's case, Syria is their most valuable Middle Eastern ally and a host to a very important naval base in Tartous. If a UN resolution gets passed this week then it will be through sheer diplomatic genius. I'd love to be a fly on the wall in one of those meetings.

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