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S Arabia pushing for anti-Iran resolution

11 November 2015 10:21


Saudi Arabia has presented a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee against Iran and Russia over their involvement in Syria.

The non-binding draft resolution prepared by Saudi Arabia is co-sponsored by Qatar, some other Arab nations as well as the US, UK, France and other Western powers. It was presented to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee, which focuses on human rights, during Tuesday meeting of the committee.

The draft resolution, which will be put to vote as early as next week, condemns and calls for an immediate end to all attacks against what it describes as the Syrian moderate opposition. It claims that such attacks benefit Daesh and other terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front.

Since the beginning of the Syria crisis in March 2011, Iran has been providing military consultations to the Syrian government in its battle against terrorist groups. Iranian officials have announced time and again that Tehran has only an advisory role in the Arab country and has no combat troops on the ground.

The resolution also alludes to Russia, which has been bombing the positions of militants, including the Daesh terrorist group, in Syria since September 30, upon a request from the Damascus government.

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