Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on a Ceasefire in Syria

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Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on a Ceasefire in Syria

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to adopt UNSC Resolution 2401 calling for a ceasefire in Syria.  Following the vote, Ambassador Nikki Haley delivered remarks urging the ceasefire in the resolution be implemented immediately and calling on the Assad regime and its allies to stop the assault on eastern Ghouta and to allow food and medicine to reach innocent civilians affected by the crisis.

Ambassador Haley said, "This resolution marks a moment of Council unity that we must seize and maintain beyond the 30-day timeframe. We hope this resolution will be a turning point, where Russia will join us in pushing for the political settlement to this conflict and take action to re-establish real accountability for the use of chemical weapons in Syria."

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