UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said on Sunday Russia's action in Syria was barbarism, not counter-terrorism. Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against rebels seeking to topple him. The United Nations special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura told the same meeting he was convinced the situation in Syria could still be turned and said he would not quit, as Russia and the United States try to salvage a ceasefire. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Andrea Ricci)
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain's U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said on Sunday that U.S. and Russian attempts to bring peace to Syria "is very, very near the end of its life and yes the Security Council needs to be ready to fulfill our responsibilities." The U.N. Security Council is meeting on Sunday on the escalation of fighting in Syria's Aleppo. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Andrea Ricci)
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