UN approves resolution to send monitors to Syria
The ceasefire with which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he would comply has been marred by reports of aerial bombardments on the town of Homs. Activists have reported that allegedly has killed 20 people to date. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, says she and her diplomatic colleagues are under no illlusions that it will have an immediate impact, reports CNN.
Both Russia and China backed the UN resolution to dispatch 30 unarmed observers to monitor a Syrian ceasefire that has yet to be fully implemented.. The consensus on the monitors, however, is the one area of agreement as neither China, nor Russia is in favor of removing Assad from power – a key goal of the United States and Britain.