The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) saw some unexpected alliances and
compromises when the delegates presented their working papers on Saturday, August 31,
2019. The committee began with the delegates discussing solutions for the crisis in Syria
which led to their presentation of working papers.
The delegates of Kuwait, China, the USA, Germany, and Russia stressed their opinion on the
political situation in Syria. The discussion quickly got heated when the subject of the Assad
regime came up, with Kuwait strongly supporting negotiations between the opposing Syrians
and the Assad regime. Contrarily, the Russian delegate stated that they are in support of the
“only partially recognised” ruling party in Syria, the Assad regime. The delegate of Kuwait
argued, making a comment about the expectation that Russia would support a dictatorial
regime. The delegate also said that it was obvious that Russia thought all activism against the
government must be stopped, owing to communist nature of Russia’s government.
However, in an unanticipated turn of events, the delegates of Kuwait and the US decided to
make a working paper together despite their conflicting views on military involvement in
Syria. When asked about this development, the US delegate only gave one comment, “We
reached a compromise.” Certainly, this compromise is evident in the working paper they
presented along with the delegate of Germany. The delegate of the US conceded their view of requiring military support in Syria and agreed to “discontinue military support to the Syrian
government to tackle the rebellion.” Kuwait, on the other hand, agreed to keep Bashar al –
Assad as the acting president of Syria. However, he will be monitored by the UN to ensure
there are no crimes or any injustice taking place.
Reporter: Angelina Jain, Fox News
Editor: Anahita Devesi