Britain's ambassador to the UN, Mark Lyall Grant
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Syria: UK and France submit draft UN resolution

The UK and France have presented a draft UN resolution condemning Syria's suppression of protests, but stopping short of authorising concrete action.

The text has faced stiff opposition from some Security Council members, who fear a resolution could be the first step towards military intervention.

Britain's ambassador to the UN, Mark Lyall Grant said the resolution "calls for steps to address the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people".

  • 09 Jun 2011