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        2/4/2012, Shevat 11, 5772

      US: Russian Changes to UN Resolution on Syria Unacceptable

      US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said that proposed Russian amendments to a draft Security Council resolution endorsing an Arab League plan for Syria could not be accepted on Saturday. Western officials stated they want a vote on Saturday on the draft resolution. Russia, however does not agree with the current resolution and has demanded that the UN assign equal blame in the deadly violence in Syria to both the government and the opposition. Western nations reject Russia's stance, holding the Syrian government mostly responsible for the violence.