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UN Security Council debate on Syrian unrest

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Britain, France, Germany and Portugal have put forward a UN Security Council resolution aimed at condemning Syria’s crackdown on protesters.

London says it wants to condemn what it calls “repression.”

British ambassador to the UN, Mark Lyall Grant, said: “The main elements of that (the draft) is that it demands an immediate end to the violence and condemns the systematic human rights abuses. It calls on the Syrian authorities immediately to lift the siege of affected towns.”

Amid ongoing unrest in Syria, British Prime Minister David Cameron said if anyone voted against the resolution or tries to veto it, it would “be on their conscience”. A final vote on the text is expected on Friday.