UN fails to agree on South Ossetia ceasefire

August 10th, 2008 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS  

United Nations, Aug 10 (Xinhua) The UN Security Council Saturday failed to agree on a truce call for the parties involved in the bitter fighting in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia. Council members held a third round of emergency meeting Saturday afternoon since late Thursday, during which they heard a briefing on the most recent developments in the situation in Georgia.

After the closed door talks, Belgium’s UN Ambassador Jan Grauls, the council’s president this month, told reporters that it would be nearly impossible for the council to take any action at the moment.

“Regrettably, I have come to the conclusion that it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to find common ground within the council on a draft statement to the press,” Grauls said.

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