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UN diplomat says Russia presents rival UN resolution on Syria humanitarian crisis
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:58 PM EST
A U.N. diplomat says Russia has presented a rival U.N. resolution on the humanitarian crisis in Syria to key Security Council members after threatening to veto a Western and Arab-backed measure threatening sanctions against President Bashar Assad's government.
The Russian draft includes parts of the Western and Arab text and negotiations were expected to see if the two texts can be merged, the diplomat said.
Western diplomats said their goal is to get council agreement on a resolution demanding immediate access to all areas of Syria to deliver aid.