Inner City Press

Inner City Press -- Investigative Reporting From the United Nations to Wall Street to the Inner City

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

  Search Search WWW (censored?)

In Other Media-eg AJE, FP, Georgia, NYT Azerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .


Follow us on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis


ICP on YouTube

UN: Sri Lanka


FOIA Finds  

Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

Opposing Qatar's Syria Draft, Russia Cites Lavrov - Kerry to UN States

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive

UNITED NATIONS, May 9 -- On the pending Syria UN General Assembly resolution drafted by Qatar, Russia has now written to all member states, opposing the resolution on procedure, substance and the May 7 announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and US Secretary of State Kerry.

Inner City Press has obtained a copy of Russia's letter and puts it online, here.

  Earlier in the process, countries ranging from India and Malaysia, Switzerland and South Africa, Brazil and at least five other Latin American countries wrote to Qatar with objections to the draft.

  But Qatar and what Russia's letter calls "like minded" countries have proceeded, collecting co-sponsors (under forty by 1 pm on Thursday).
If it's true, what UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said mid Thursday, that the Lavrov - Kerry announcement convinced envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to stay on, shouldn't a General Assembly resolution be looked at again in this light?

  Or is it time for Qatar and the like minded to push for a vote? Watch this site.

Share |

* * *

These reports are usually also available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis.

Click here for Sept 26, 2011 New Yorker on Inner City Press at UN

Click for re Libya, Sri Lanka, UN Corruption

Feedback: Editorial [at]

UN Office: S-253, UN, NY 10017 USA Tel: 212-963-1439

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

  Search  Search WWW (censored?)

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

            Copyright 2006-2012 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]