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    UNSC Agrees on 'Good Text' of Aleppo Draft Resolution, Vote Scheduled for Monday

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    The UN Security Council came up on Sunday with a "good text" of the draft resolution on the deployment of UN observers to Syrian Aleppo and the vote will take place on Monday, according to Russian envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The UN Security Council came up on Sunday with a "good text" of the draft resolution on the deployment of UN observers to Syrian Aleppo and the vote will take place on Monday, Russian envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said.

    "We've put in some good hours of work and have a good text, and we agreed to vote on it tomorrow morning," Churkin told reporters.

    Speaking to reporters after Churkin, French Ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre said members of the Security Council worked in "good spirit" and agreed on the whole text. Some members needed to report to their capitals prior to the vote, which was why it was scheduled for Monday morning.

    "We have found common ground, as we speak, for a draft, for the entire draft, based on the French text," Delattre said. "Hopefully we’ll have a positive vote."

    US Permanent Representative to the UN Samantha Power said Washington hoped that on Monday the UN Security Council would vote unanimously in favor of the draft resolution on monitoring in Aleppo.

    On Sunday, the UN Security Council held consultation to discuss the modalities of evacuations in Syrian Aleppo, including the deployment of observers on the ground.

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