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On Syria, Russia Has Amendments, Meeting Shift to 10am, Hillary Lavrov Drama

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive

UNITED NATIONS, February 3 -- Amid confusion about when and even if the UN Security Council would meet on Saturday about its ostensibly final Syria draft resolution, between 7 and 8 pm on Friday diplomats from four delegations ran into the Council, and finally left at 8:35 pm. Inner City Press asked them questions.

  One delegation, non-Permanent, told Inner City Press, "You know the Russians have already submitted amendments... The meeting will start at 10 am but it will be closed consultations. Any member can put a stop to moving to a vote. Hillary Clinton is supposed to meet with Lavrov at 2:30 pm, their time."

Just in time for the drama in the Security Council in New York.

  Earlier, after the UN Spokesperson's Office had squawked at 9 am Saturday Council meeting, then said to disregard, then closed down for the night, a representative of February's Togolese presidency of the Council first told Inner City Press, the meeting would start at 9 am.

  Then another said, the Russians have asked for 11 am. Finally a Permament member told Inner City Press, and the others nodded in agreement, 10 am. To coincide with the Clinton - Lavrov meeting?

  The draft put in blue Thursday night (and put online by Inner City Press early on Friday, just after midnight) calls for a process without prejudging the outcome.

  But it still "fully supports" the Arab League plan, which calls for Assad to delegate power to his deputy. Now, there are amendments proposed. Watch this site.

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