BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:05 P.M.) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes the UN will reach a resolution on the situation in the Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta, speaking in Brussels on Friday.
“Macron and I today wrote a letter with regard to the terrible situation in eastern Ghouta and Syria,” the German Chancellor said.
She added that “we urged the Russian president (Vladimir Putin) to do everything to make it possible for a resolution to be passed in the UN Security Council today.”
“Hundreds of thousands of people are living in absolutely disastrous humanitarian conditions. I very much hope that it will be possible to pass such a resolution tonight,” Merkel stated.
On Friday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) postponed a vote on a draft resolution to enact a 30-day ceasefire across Syria, which will allow emergency aid to be delivered to areas such as the Eastern Ghouta.