Why is there no U.N. resolution on the Syrian war?
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In the weeks since the Arab League adopted a new resolution calling for an end to the Syrian conflict, it has remained silent on the issue.
The United Nations Security Council is yet to vote on the resolution, which would have banned the use of chemical weapons and imposed international supervision of the Syrian government.
But in recent weeks, the council has begun to take concrete steps towards taking action.
Last week, the body announced the formation of an emergency committee, to examine the conflict and possible ways to resolve it.
“This will be a special committee to examine all the options, to identify and assess all options that are available,” said the council’s Arab Affairs Committee, which will include Russia, Iran and Turkey.
The council will also meet next week to discuss an emergency resolution that would require the Syrian military to withdraw from all of the country’s cities and towns by July 1, a deadline the United States and Russia have repeatedly pushed for.
At the same time, it will hold talks on whether to adopt a new, tougher resolution on Syria that would ban the use and transfer of chemical and biological weapons.
This article has been updated to include a statement from the Arab affairs committee.
In the weeks since the Arab League adopted a new resolution calling for an end to the Syrian conflict, it…
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