UN Security Council Demands Implementation of Resolution on Syria Truce

تم نشره في Thu 8 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
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NEW YORK — The UN Security Council reiterated its calls for a ceasefire to take hold in Syria after holding a closed door meeting late Wednesday to discuss the failure of parties to implement the truce adopted by the body on February 24.

"The cessation of hostilities was discussed, during which the council reiterated its call for implementation of resolution 2401," Netherlands UN Ambassador Karel van Oosterom, said after the meeting. Netherlands holds the presidency position for March.

"We are now 11 days after the adoption of the resolution No.2401, we are very disappointed with the fact that the implementation remains totally and completely inadequate," Swedish ambassador to the United Nations Olof Skoog told reporters before he walked into a closed-door emergency meeting of the Security Council.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres , Monday is scheduled to brief the council on the implementation of the resolution, which calls all parties to end hostilities and immediately ensure, safe humanitarian access, and medical evacuations of injured according to the international law.