Customs officers inspect a convoy of humanitarian aid after crossing into Syria from Turkey through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing on July 8, 2022. AFP
The vote was 12-0, with the United States, Britain and France, which backed a resolution for a year-long extension vetoed on Friday by Russia, abstaining.
Ireland and Norway, which had sponsored the vetoed resolution, circulated a new draft Monday that provides for a six-month extension of deliveries through the Bab al-Hawa crossing until Jan. 10, 2023. As Russia demanded, a further six-month extension after that would require a new Security Council resolution.
Ireland's U.N. Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason said before the vote that after difficult negotiations the two countries ``redoubled efforts to meet the dire needs in Syria.''