February 2nd, 2012
01:55 PM ET

Arab League: U.N. Security Council talks put pressure on Syria

Even a watered-down U.N. Security Council resolution will put pressure on the Syrian government, Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby told CNN Thursday, ahead of renewed talks at the United Nations.

His comments came a day after private discussions by Security Council members about a draft resolution on Syria ended with major differences still apparent but with participants expressing some optimism that an agreement could be reached.

Meanwhile, at least 70 people were killed across Syria Wednesday, opposition activists said, with more violence reported Thursday.

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  1. leeintulsa

    what sort of pressure do you suppose would work on a guy like ASSad? he doesn't care of his people die of starvation, he won't let them live that long.. he thinks he is the victim here..

    we can't send seal team six..

    maybe bond. james bond.

    February 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sherry

    No oil, No help.

    February 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sjdsh

    VETO X 2 &May calmer heads Always prevail!!

    February 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |