UN Security Council okays 6-month extension of Syria aid

The UN Security Council adopts a resolution extending a system for cross-border aid to Syria by six months, the duration demanded by Russia while other members have sought a full year.

The measure receives votes in support from 12 of the 15 members, including Russia, China and the Security Council’s 10 non-permanent members.

Britain, France and the United States abstain from the vote, marking their disagreement with the shorter duration which they consider insufficient to properly plan the delivery of aid to war-ravaged Syria.

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