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Amendments proposed by Syria
The Syrian amendments and observations which Al-Hayat learned about object to placing the Iraq issue in the framework of the "war on terrorism". They indicated that Resolution 1373, to which the US draft resolution refers, does not apply to the situation in Iraq. The amendments state: "The threat to world peace and security does not emanate from terrorist acts, as the draft resolution indicates, but from mistakes made by the occupation authority, and mainly the dissolution of Iraqi institutions, primarily the military and security establishments. The threat also emanates from the lack of a clear and definitive timetable assuring Iraqi citizens that the occupation will end and from the delay in drafting a constitution and electing a national government."
The Syrian amendments call for:
The Syrian proposals differ from the Russian, French and German ones with regard to the multinational force and drawing up a timetable to end the occupation, but agree with them on the status of the neighbouring states and key role of the region's states.
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