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Russia withdraws request for emergency UN Syria meeting

An emergency closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Syria was canceled after Russia withdrew its request for the session, Australia's UN envoy said on Tuesday.

 

"Following withdrawal of the request for consultations, Security Council meeting scheduled for 4 pm (8 pm GMT) will not proceed," Australian Ambassador Gary Quinlan, president of the 15-nation council this month, announced on his Twitter feed @AustraliaUN. (Reuters)