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February 2, 2012 12:51 pm

Russian Objections Force Watered Down Syria Resolution at UN

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BBC – Diplomats at the UN Security Council have watered down a resolution on Syria in an apparent attempt to overcome Russian objections to an earlier draft.

The new text – seen by the BBC – drops reference to a call for President Bashar al-Assad to hand power, a key part of an Arab League peace plan.

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