UN council weighs US measure to restore W. Sahara mission

An UN vehicle drives past the headquarters of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) on May 13, 2013 in LaayouneThe United States on Wednesday circulated a draft UN resolution that calls for restoring the UN mission in Western Sahara after Morocco expelled dozens of staff, leaving peace operations hanging by a thread. The Security Council is set to vote Friday on the draft text on renewing the MINURSO mission’s mandate for a year amid sharp divisions on the council on the way forward.

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