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UN Security Council fails to adopt resolution on cease-fire in Syria's Idlib
Last Updated: 2019-09-20 01:33 | Xinhua
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The United Nations Security Council votes on a draft resolution submitted by Belgium, Germany and Kuwait on a cease-fire in Syria's Idlib at the UN headquarters in New York, on Sept. 19, 2019. The Security Council on Thursday voted on two competing draft resolutions on a cease-fire in Syria's Idlib, but failed to adopt either of them. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

The Security Council on Thursday voted on two competing draft resolutions on a cease-fire in Syria's Idlib, but failed to adopt either of them.

The 15-member council first voted on the text drafted by Belgium, Germany and Kuwait. The draft received 12 positive votes, but was unable to be adopted because of "No" votes from Russia and China, which have veto power.

A draft resolution needs at least nine positive votes, on the condition of no negative votes from the five permanent members -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- to pass.

The Security Council then voted on a competing draft resolution submitted by China and Russia. The text received two positive votes, failing to gain the necessary majority for adoption.

 

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UN Security Council fails to adopt resolution on cease-fire in Syria's Idlib
Source:Xinhua | 2019-09-20 01:33
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