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Syria: UN resolution could be counterproductive (Moscow)

Adoption of a resolution on Syria through the United Nations could prove counterproductive, said Vitaly Churkin the Russian ambassador to the UN on Wednesday.

“We are not persuaded that this resolution will help establish a political dialogue and to end the violence in Syria. There is a risk of counterproductive, ” Churkin said to reporters in New York.

On Wednesday Britain and France have submitted to representatives of 15 member states of the Security Council a new draft UN resolution condemning the repression of antigovernment protests in Syria. The resolution calls including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to meet the legitimate demands of its people and to release all prisoners of conscience.

According to diplomatic sources, Russia and China could veto the draft resolution.

Syria is plagued by violent unrest since March 15, as protesters demanding the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad are cruelly punished.

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