Damascus rejected the United Nations' role in forming a part of the
committee formed to draft a new constitution in Syria, which was met by
condemnation of Western powers.
UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura said Friday that the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem objected to the UN's list of members in the constitutional committee, which is composed of 50 members.
The UN plan rejected by Muallem, gives the chance for the Syrian regime and opposition to choose 50 members each, while the UN would, according to the plan, nominate the final 50 members.
Vassily Nebenzia, the Russian ambassador, announced supporting de Mistura's efforts in creating the constitutional committee, with respect for Syrian sovereignty.