The media is calling it 'arab backed' however it looks as if Qatar was the instigator..
On their own? Or at the behest of another player?
The draft resolution, circulated by Qatar and obtained by The Associated Press, would promote the road map for a Syrian transition adopted at a meeting on June 30, 2012 in Geneva by key nations including the five veto-wielding council powers — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France. It calls for a political process that would start with the establishment of a transitional governing body vested with full executive powers and end with elections — but there has been no agreement on how to implement the roadmap, which would require Assad to relinquish power at some unspecified point.
The draft resolution stresses that "rapid progress on a political transition represents the best opportunity" to resolve the Syrian conflict peacefully.
The draft welcomes the establishment of the Syrian National Coalition, the main opposition group, and notes "the wide international acknowledgment" that it is the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
Diplomats said the assembly will vote on the resolution on May 15. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Russia urged members to vote "no," warning that approval could torpedo a new U.S.-Russian initiative to promote a political transition in Syria.Why do I get the feeling... that some interested parties are trying to get around the understanding between Russia and the US???
Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, whose country is the most important ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, called the draft resolution "one-sided and biased." He said it is also "counterproductive" given the understanding reached by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow on Tuesday on a follow-up international meeting on a political transition.
Churkin urged "all responsible members of the international community" to "vigorously contribute more than ever to finding a peaceful solution to the crisis" based on the 2012 Geneva communique. He warned that introducing and supporting the Arab-backed draft resolution "will be a serious blow to all attempts to bring the Syrian sides to the negotiating table and let them decide on a peaceful future of their own country."
The NATO backed opposition has expressed no interest in a transition of any sorts?
Given that they are supported by the US via the NATO global army this is indicative that the US is not being sincere in this gesture. And Russia is most likely aware of fact.