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July 20, 2012 4:00 pm

Washington and Moscow Divided on UN Mission in Syria

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Major-General Robert Mood (centre) in the town of Al-Rastan, Homs province, Syria. Photo: UN/N. Singh

VOA – As fighting intensified in Syria, and with international diplomacy at a near standstill, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a 30-day extension to a monitoring mission on Friday.

However, the U.S. and Russia were at odds over whether the vote ends the observers’ work.

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