2 January 2017

U.N. Security Council Supports Russia-Turkey Peace Efforts In Syria

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Saturday in support of the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the violence in Syria and "jump-start" a political process.

The resolution also reaffirms the U.N.'s commitment to Syria's sovereignty, and notes that the "only sustainable solution to the current crisis" is through an "inclusive and Syria-led political process." The U.N. also reiterated its calls for humanitarian aid to have "rapid, safe, and unhindered access throughout Syria."