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Mural in UNSC chamber. Churkin: 'This is an effort by the Arab League, if I understand correctly, to put a pre-cooked solution on the table' (Photo: United Nations Photo)

EU and Arab countries put forward new UN resolution on Syria

EU countries on the UN Security Council and a handful of Arab states have put forward a new resolution on Syria. But Russia - a veto-wielding country - is unlikely to let it fly.

France, Germany, Portugal and the UK together with Jordan, Morocco, Qatar and Saudi Arabia unveiled the three-page text - published by Washington Post blogger Colum Lynch - in New York on Wednesday (25 January).

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Mural in UNSC chamber. Churkin: 'This is an effort by the Arab League, if I understand correctly, to put a pre-cooked solution on the table' (Photo: United Nations Photo)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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