Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov points as he waits for the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The UN and Arab League envoy to the Syrian crisis has begun his meeting with the Russian president by saying that Syria is at a crossroads, as violence escalates. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a new Syria resolution until Thursday in a last-minute effort to get key Western nations and Russia to agree on measures to end the dramatically escalating violence.
International envoy Kofi Annan contacted several governments Tuesday and urged the council to postpone Wednesday’s scheduled vote so its deeply divided members could “unite and take concerted and strong action that would help stem the bloodshed in Syria and build momentum for a political transition,” his spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said.
Annan said Wednesday’s bombing in the heart of Syria’s capital that killed Login to read more