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Friday
Jan272012

Arab Draft UN Resolution on Syria Supports Call For Assad to Step Down

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(UNITED NATIONS) -- Morocco circulated a draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council on Friday, created with input from the United States and its European partners. According to a copy of the resolution, obtained by ABC News, the proposed resolution would endorse a peace deal put forth by the Arab League which includes a call on President Assad to transfer power. It gives the Assad government 15 days to comply and warns of “further measures” to be taken in consultation with the Arab League.

A Russian proposal remains that the U.S. has said it is not prepared to support, but neither draft is ready for a vote yet. The Russian ambassador to the U.N. on Friday indicated his country’s disappointment with the Moroccan draft.

The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday will debate the situation going on in Syria.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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