The members of the UN Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a draft resolution on imposing a 30-day humanitarian truce on all Syrian territory.
“The important thing now is to implement the resolution to preserve the lives of civilians in Syria,” said Mansour Ayyad al-Otaibi, Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United Nations.
“The United States wants to enforce a cease-fire throughout Syria, and the Syrian regime and its allies must stop attacks on the eastern Ghouta and deliver humanitarian aid to those in need,” US envoy Nicky Healy said.
The Russian delegate, Vasily Nibenzia, thanked Kuwait and Sweden for their great efforts to reach consensus on the resolution.
He added that the process of coordinating the project document took a long time, because the initial draft included points that make the truce in Syria impossible, which raised the reservation of Russia.
Nibenzia noted that the ceasefire system does not include Al-Qaeda and the Nasra Front and associated organizations.
On Friday, the UN Security Council voted several times on a revised version of a draft resolution on imposing a humanitarian truce in Syria for the sake of continuing differences among council members.
At a Council meeting on Thursday, Russia proposed amendments to the draft resolution submitted by Kuwait and Sweden to make it “logical and realistic”.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday called on influential foreign parties to focus on the rebels stationed in Gaouta to provide guarantees that would require them to implement the truce.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency