The United Nations Security Council is going to discuss about delivering weapons in the Turkish-Syrian border. Uruguay’s Permanent Representative to U.N. Elbio Rosselli said the closed-door discussion would take place at Russia’s request.
"Yes. The question of delivery of (weapons) across the Turkish-Syrian border will be raised tomorrow (Tuesday) as part of the general discussion,” Rosselli told Russia's Tass News Agency. “The consultations will take place at Russia’s request."
Rosselli also said Jeffrey Feltman, the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, would deliver a report. According to the diplomat, Vladimir Safronkov said Russia was concerned about how terrorists were reportedly penetrating into Syria via UN.-monitored checkpoints. Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the U.N. said Moscow suggested the U.N. is to monitor all cargos, including relief cargos, going to Syria.
The UNSC apparently ignored Russia’s suggestion while preparing Resolution 2258 to authorize the delivery of relief cargoes to Syria directly from neighboring countries until Jan. 10, 2017.
According to the unanimously adopted first resolution focused exclusively on a political solution to the Syrian crisis, the continued suffering of the Syrian people is the UNSC’s “gravest concern.”
“Expressing its gravest concern at the continued suffering of the Syrian people, the dire and deteriorating humanitarian situation, the ongoing conflict and its persistent and brutal violence, the negative impact of terrorism and violent extremist ideology in support of terrorism, the destabilizing effect of the crisis on the region and beyond, including the resulting increase in terrorists drawn to the fighting in Syria, the physical destruction in the country, and increasing sectarianism, and underscoring that the situation will continue to deteriorate in the absence of a political solution,” the resolution released on Dec.18 said.