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UNSC fails to adopt resolution on ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

United Nations: The UN Safety Council has voted on two competing draft resolutions on a ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib, however did not undertake both of them.

The 15-member council on Thursday first voted on the textual content drafted by Belgium, Germany and Kuwait.

The draft obtained 12 optimistic votes, however was unable to be adopted due to “No” votes from Russia and China, which have veto energy, Xinhua reported.

A draft decision wants not less than 9 optimistic votes, on the situation of no unfavorable votes from the 5 everlasting members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the US — to go.

The Safety Council then voted on a competing draft decision submitted by China and Russia. The textual content obtained two optimistic votes, failing to achieve the required majority for adoption.

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