UN will vote a new resolution on Syria

The U.N. Security Council has presented a new resolution which must be voted today.

The resolution intends to expand the size of a U.N. monitoring mission in Syria, Western diplomats said.

As CNN writes the text of the draft calls for the immediate implementation of a six-point peace plan, as put forward by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, and demands all parties, including the opposition, stop the violence. It would further authorize the deployment of up to 300 unarmed military observers, who would be expected to ensure compliance with a shaky cease-fire imposed last week.

The resolution represents the merger of Western and Russian texts, the diplomats said. The vote is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET, they added.

However, Security Council President Susan Rice, who is also the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, advised caution late Friday.

“If council members are in a position to vote, we are aiming to do so tomorrow around 11. It’s possible that not everybody will have instructions at that point,” she told reporters.

The 15-member Security Council previously approved the deployment of an advance team of 30 monitors meant to pave the way for a larger group of observers.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the initial three-month observer mission to be expanded to 300 monitors in 10 locations, and asked the Security Council to authorize the expanded number.

A handful of observers are already in Syria; more are expected soon.

Syrian clashes started since March 2011 and according to the UN more than 9000 people have been killed since then. Ceasefire regime was established but despite of it the fire is going on. UN SC wanted to put sanctions on Syrian Government before but Russia and Syria used their rights of veto and prevented it. 

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