UN council weighs action on Mediterranean migrant crisis

Members of different migrant groups fight in front of the Keleti (East) railway station in Budapest on September 2, 2015The UN Security Council is discussing a draft resolution to address the crisis arising from the wave of migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Europe, Russia’s envoy said Wednesday. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the new measure “may well be” adopted this month during Russia’s presidency of the 15-member council. The new text would be slightly different than previous draft resolution that would have allowed a EU naval force to clamp down on migrant smugglers that operate in Libyan territorial waters.

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