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Jun 21, 2014

Exclusive – Syria warns U.N.: aid delivery without consent is an attack

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syria’s government warned the U.N. Security Council that delivering humanitarian aid across its borders into rebel-held areas without its consent would amount to an attack, suggesting it would have the right to retaliate against convoys.

As the veto-wielding members of the council – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – negotiate a draft resolution to boost aid access, Syria circulated to the 15-member council a letter from dozens of Arab and Syrian lawyers.

Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014

Syria warns U.N. – aid delivery without consent is an attack

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syria’s government warned the U.N. Security Council that delivering humanitarian aid across its borders into rebel-held areas without its consent would amount to an attack, suggesting it would have the right to retaliate against convoys.

As the veto-wielding members of the council – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – negotiate a draft resolution to boost aid access, Syria circulated to the 15-member council a letter from dozens of Arab and Syrian lawyers.

Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014

Exclusive: Syria warns UN – Aid delivery without consent is an attack

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syria’s government warned the U.N. Security Council that delivering humanitarian aid across its borders into rebel-held areas without its consent would amount to an attack, suggesting it would have the right to retaliate against convoys.

As the veto-wielding members of the council – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – negotiate a draft resolution to boost aid access, Syria circulated to the 15-member council a letter from dozens of Arab and Syrian lawyers.

Jun 20, 2014

U.N. chief urges Security Council to impose arms embargo on Syria

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Friday to impose an arms embargo on Syria, describing foreign powers and groups as “irresponsible” for giving military support to the warring parties in the three-year conflict.

In a speech on Syria at the Asia Society in New York, Ban also said: “I welcome recent contacts between Iran and Saudi Arabia and hope that they will build confidence and reverse a destructive competition in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and elsewhere.”

Jun 20, 2014
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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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