Security Council delays Syria vote to allow further negotiationsListen /
The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a new Syria resolution Thursday. Members have been debating its content and whether or not to include sanctions and other measures.
Columbian Ambassador Nestor Osorio, whose country holds the rotating Council presidency for the month says they put off the vote so that members could negotiate the resolution.
"We are still working trying to put together the approach of the different members and see until the last moment what possibilities are there to have a common approach. So I think that the dialogue continues and as far as the dialogue continues it is a chance to get to some agreement."
On Tuesday, in contacts with a number of Governments, the Joint Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan, urged members of the Security Council to unite and take concerted and strong action that would help stem the bloodshed in Syria and build momentum for a political transition.
Meanwhile, the Joint Special Envoy for Syria is condemning Wednesday's bombing in the capital of Damascus that killed three of President Bashar al-Assad's top aides, including his brother-in-law.