US Envoy Rice Says ‘Many’ Changes in Revised Draft – Vote 11am Sat.

There are “many” changes in the revised draft resolution authorizing an advance mission of up to 30 observers to monitor the Syria ceasefire, U.S. envoy Susan Rice said on Friday. Earlier Russia put forward its own shorter text, with Amb. Vitaly Churkin saying the West/Arab draft was too detailed and did not make demands of the opposition. A vote is scheduled for 11am tomorrow, Sat. April 14 (which, coincidentally, is also Syria U.N. envoy Bashar Jaafari’s birthday) on the draft sponsored by the U.S. Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, Colombia and Morocco.