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Thousands of people are dead in -- Syrian civil war and today the united nations Security Council continued to do nothing.
Diplomats delayed a vote only resolution about Syria as western nations try to get Russia to -- on and support this.
Rush has been holding up -- deal because of concerns that any new sanctions.
Could eventually open the door to military action.
Deep thoughts -- she's -- she -- -- correspondent Jonathan hunter is live at the UN tonight John that any progress tonight on a resolution.
-- check in essence nothing whatsoever has changed here at the United Nations that -- -- diplomats continue to talk.
And continue to take absolutely.
While US officials from the White House as -- -- James Rosen reports to the Pentagon continue to -- platitudes about the need.
For unity listen to Defense Secretary Panetta.
This is the situation that is rapidly spending.
For that reason is extremely important.
That the international community.
Working with other countries that have concerns in that area after bring maximum pressure.
All on the soft if you -- Troy stepped down to -- -- that peaceful transition.
Of course a peaceful transition seems highly unlikely.
At this point those woods seemed irrelevant.
Given the speed with which events are now unfolding.
In Syria itself -- Jonathan how are people preparing in case that regime does collapse.
Well that's good truth of the matter now the while the diplomatic talks continue -- what everybody is really talking -- back.
Behind closed doors is what happens next -- all manner.
A rumors circulating here are among diplomats at the UN and around the world.
About the whereabouts of president -- whether he may in fact have already fled Damascus perhaps going to the the western city of -- packing up and the bottom line is that nobody knows -- And then if the regime does fall last Nash seems inevitable they're all the other questions to beyond that -- half.
Happens to Syria's chemical weapons what does Iran do how big is the al-Qaeda presence in this area.
In many sensation at the most dangerous phase of the Syrian story from the US point of view.
-- to come -- Jonathan Hunt at the United Nations.
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