Washington wants Moscow to submit to the Security Council a new draft UN resolution on Syria to end the violence in this country, said Susan Rice the Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN on Tuesday.
“I hope we will soon receive a new document,” she told reporters after a closed meeting of the Security Council of the UN on Syria, a country plagued by violence since the in March.
About 165 observers from the Arab League are underway in Syria to inspect the implementation of the plan to end the crisis. According to the U.S. official, forty people are killed daily in Syria since the arrival of the observer mission.
“This shows that instead of ending the violence, the Syrian government continues to commit crimes against the people,” she said.
“We are concerned and we demand the departure of President Bashar al-Assad,” added Rice.
Speaking after the meeting, Ambassador of Syria to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, meanwhile denounced the West’s interference in the affairs of his country.
Since mid-March, Syria has been rocked by a protest movement against the regime. According to the latest UN estimates, the suppression of the revolt would have done more than 5,000 dead. Damascus denies and says the country is plagued by gangs financed from abroad.
A new draft resolution against Damascus is debated at the UN since last November, Russia and China used its veto to block the document proposed by several Western countries, including France, the text provided for the possibility of sanctions against the Syrian authorities. December 15, Moscow submitted a draft resolution, the text does not provide any sanctions against the Syrian regime.