The UN Security Council will consider France’s initiative to deploy an United Nations monitoring mission in Aleppo to control the evacuation of citizens from eastern quarters of the city during the day, an official with New Zealand’s permanent mission at the UN told TASS.

According to the official the vote will take place on Sunday, December 18, at 10:00 New York time.

France’s draft resolution, the copy of which was obtained by TASS, takes into consideration “efforts on evacuation of peaceful citizens and opposition militants from the sieged quarters of Aleppo.”

The document stresses that this operation “should be conducted in compliance with international humanitarian right,” and peaceful citizens should be given an opportunity to independently choose their destination.

According to the draft resolution, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon should charge the employees who are already in the region of Aleppo “to conducer a competent, impartial monitoring”, reporting on the progress of the evacuation of people and the situation with safety of civilians.

The document calls on all parties to the conflict to give the monitors “an immediate and impartial access” to perform these tasks. At the same time Secretary General is obliged to report within 5 days about whether the UN staff was admitted to the scene.

On Friday, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told reporters that it will take weeks to send an international mission to Aleppo to monitor the process of evacuation of people from the city’s eastern quarters.

He reminded that a 300-strong United Nations monitoring mission had been deployed in Syria in 2012 at the request of the United States. That mission was preceded by a monitoring mission from the League of Arab States.

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Now, officers of the International Committee of the Red Cross are working in Aleppo, Churkin said, adding that Russia hopes there will be more possibilities for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) after Aleppo’s eastern quarters are liberated from terrorists.

France’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Francois Delattre said earlier on Friday his country plans to initiate a resolution on deploying an international mission to monitor and coordinate evacuation of people from Eastern Aleppo.

Diplomats of US and France warned on Friday that if the idea of the resolution fails to find support in the UN Security Council they will call for holding an extraordinary special session of the UN General Assembly. This will allow General Assembly to adopt the resolution under the “Uniting for Peace” formula that was worked out in 1950.

A Uniting for Peace resolution would recommend countries to take joint steps to secure peace in Syria under pretense of failure of the UN Security Council to carry out its tasks.

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Daeshbags Sux
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“This will allow General Assembly to adopt the resolution under the “Uniting for Peace” formula that was worked out in 1950.” => VERY different conditions as USSR boycotted the UNSC at this moment so, as there was no way to make an UNSC decision or no decision due to veto, the UNGA was gathered to replace! This allowed the military intervention of the UN in Korea and a few more millions dead and 66 years later, things still at the same place they were in 1950… Nevertheless, the time this monitoring group is gathered and sent, the case will be… Read more »

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Far to often the UN as a body has bowed to the wishes of the US and when the US is unable to create the ‘reality’ she desires , the UN is exposed yet again as being the US vassal. The UN has, as usual, talked a lot and debated vigourously with themselves. Now AFTER the Liberation of Eastern Aleppo from US sponsored merciless killers of civilians by the courageous SAA and their stalwart allies the UN wants to send their perfumed toy soldiers to ponce around East Aleppo and proclaim to the world that the mighty UN has again… Read more »

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@Daeshbags Sux & @Floriangeyer You took the words right out of my mouth on most of the points you raised… All is said, I fully agree !

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jvillain

I swear to god Ban Ki Moon is a CIA asset. That useless sack of sh.. can’t be gone soon enough.

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@jvillain Many sycophants are in UN commissions.
No idea who is owning whom.

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@Floriangeyer IMHO You are right. Though IMO the West’s war against the aggressors in Korea was just – it was not in the legal framework of the UN and not sanctioned by the UN.

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@ Daeshbags Sux You say – “This allowed the military intervention of the UN in Korea and a few more millions dead and 66 years later, things still at the same place they were in 1950… ” In spite of my great respect for Your profound knowledge of many things I cannot agree! So IMHO You are wrong this time. There was: “No UN” but “of the West only” action in Korea. If it was “UN action” as per UN-Charta all countries must implement the decision. But only if the Security Council rules to do something. As I said below.… Read more »

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Diplomats of US and France talk big. The General Assembly cannot assume rights that belong to Security Counsel. The General Assembly can only pass recommendations. They are not binding. UN-Charta article 25 states that the member states consent & execute the rulings of the Security Council – so that body creates international law and its call for actions is binding. “Uniting for Peace”-formula from 1950 is not part of the original UN treaties – so it is of somewhat doubtful legality. No country or majority of countries (not even in the UN General Assembly) can change another country’s rights in… Read more »

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You make the point, that’s a h**l of an important reminder. Looks like the Three Musketeers at the UNSC are either taking the world for complete retards or are just plain incompetents themselves… I believe the truth lies in both proposals. Can’t wait for the reforms in that decadent organization.

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The 3 Musketeers do not have the will to make the UN really more powerful. They are satisfied to use an ephemeral majority for their daily politics.

And even if the UN got more rights. Real power comes from the barrels of the guns.

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I look forward to them applying the “Uniting for peace” formula to Israel and it’s endless illegal occupation of Palestine.

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@ jvillain Then You would be no better than the US. No “Uniting for peace” is just a case of a majority that feels entitled to break a law and a treaty because it is a majority. p.s. There is no endless illegal occupation of Palestine. An international banking syndicate arranged and floated the bonds to ensure the Entente’s victory in WW I. As a security and condition the syndicate received the “Balfour Declaration”. This declaration was issued by the latter legal owner of certain former possessions of Turkey. The legal owner of Palestine by conquest and AFAIR remember League… Read more »

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Miha Semprimožnik

Well America is only stretching their tongue. As if they wanted to convene the General Assembly that means they are willing to go to war with the Russians, Iranians and probably also Chinese. This is probably due to the arrangements of Russia, Iran and Turkey. And a high probability that the Syrian problem will be solve in Kazakhstan. On the other hand, even if Russia agreed with the resolution, this means at less a month of preparations and arrangements. When considering there’s a delay procedure will require more than a month. Trump will be sworn in 20.1.2016 which means that there… Read more »