France Calls Emergency UN Session on Aleppo

(AP) — France’s Ambassador to the United Nations says his country and Germany have called an emergency meeting of the Security Council to consider the situation in war-torn Aleppo.

Francois Delattre said the meeting would take place Friday and that if an agreement can’t be reached on safely evacuating civilians and enabling humanitarian aid under the watchful eye of international observers, members could call for an emergency special session of the 193-member General Assembly.

Delattre told reporters outside Security Council chambers that the meeting would include a briefing by Humanitarian Affairs chief Stephen O’Brien.

He said France has already begun drafting a resolution for consideration by the council.