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UN Security Council postpones vote on Syria to Thursday

2012-07-18 19:03:20 GMT2012-07-19 03:03:20(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

UNITED NATIONS, July 18 (Xinhua) -- UN Security Council has decided to postpone its vote on a draft resolution concerning Syria to Thursday morning, Colombian permanent representative to the UN Nestor Osorio said here Wednesday, whose country holds rotating presidency of the Council for July.

After private consultations among members of the Council, "It has been decided that the meeting concerning the adoption of UNSMIS, the UN Syrian Supervision Mission, will be postponed until tomorrow morning," Osorio told reporters after the conclusion of consultation.

Chinese diplomats confirmed with Xinhua that the meeting is planned to be held at 10:00 a.m. (GMT 14:00) Thursday morning.

Earlier Wednesday morning, UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan asked the Security Council to delay its vote with a hope to bridge the gap existing in the divided 15-member Council.

"We are still working trying to put together approaches of different members," Osorio said. "As far as the dialogue continues, it is a chance to get to some agreement."

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