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Tuesday, June 8, 1999 Published at 00:55 GMT 01:55 UK


World: Americas

United Nations timetable



By Mark Devenport at the United Nations

Despite the cancellation of Monday's planned Security Council meeting on Kosovo, diplomats say they remain ready to convene at short notice once a draft resolution on Kosovo is agreed by the G-8 Foreign Ministers.

Kosovo: Special Report
They are still working on the assumption that a draft resolution is likely to be put before the Council at an early stage.

It is assumed the first Council meeting on any resolution would be for consideration only rather than to put it to a vote.

The possible sequence of events might then be an agreement between Nato and Yugoslav military forces leading to a Serb withdrawal from Kosovo.

This would enable Nato to call a pause to its bombing, which would then allow a vote to be tabled in the Security Council.

Veto power

Both China and Russia have insisted that if the resolution came before a halt to the bombing they would not support it, and both nations have veto power on the Council.

Western diplomats acknowledge that such a timetable is possible.

But they are emphasising that any halt to Nato bombing will not be conditional on the exchange of paperwork between Bonn, Belgrade and the UN but on real evidence of a Serb withdrawal on the ground.



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