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New Zealand seeks resolution in Syrian war

A draft resolution – launched by New Zealand –  has been passed to the UN Security Council, Wednesday, that demands an end to all attacks that may kill civilians in Syria, particularly air strikes in Aleppo.

The draft resolution follows on from a similar one – from France – that was vetoed by Russia on Saturday.

The French draft resolution demanded "all aerial bombardments of and military flights over Aleppo city."

According to Reuters, the New Zealand draft resolution demands an "end to all attacks which may result in the death or injury of civilians or damage to civilian objects in Syria, in particular those carried out by air in Aleppo."

According to New Zealand's U.N. Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen

 

The council has a responsibility to try to address what is clearly the biggest issue on its agenda and with the level of killing and destruction that is going on just to give up seems to us not to be an acceptable course of action

Going on to add

The aim on this one is to make a practical difference. We know resolution of themselves don't do that, but if it helps people make decisions to change their behavior then it would be useful

Additionally, Canada is apparently seeking for a briefing on Syria for the U.N. General Assembly.

 

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