France warns of danger of Security Council inaction on Syria

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Gérard Araud

The inability of the Security Council to act on Syria is creating what has been described as "a strong danger" that some countries may decide to take their own actions.

That warning has come from Ambassador Gérard Araud of France, President of the Security Council for August.

Ambassador Araud told reporters on Thursday that the Council remains divided as China and Russia which have vetoed two resolutions on Syria maintain their positions.

"Confronting this inability of the Council to act there is a strong danger that some countries go out of the Council and which, as I have said, is not so bad for the Council but which could be, of course, dangerous. So that's the reason why we will try this month to try to regroup the Council at least around the humanitarian situation. We do hope that there couldn't be a division about the fact that we should help the millions of Syrians who are suffering."

(Duration: 27")

Ambassador Araud said the Arab League is expected to present a resolution on Syria in the General Assembly on Friday.

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