Children warm themselves around a fire in the besieged area of Homs January 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Thaer Al Khalidiya)
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The U.S. ambassador to United Nations called on Russia to use its influence with the Syrian regime to help get humanitarian aid to the besieged city of Homs.Russia's Mission to the U.N. criticized Power for bringing the Holocaust into the Syria issue.Syria's opposition accused the regime of blocking a convoy of 12 trucks trying to get into Homs.Britain's ambassador to the U.N., Mark Lyall Grant, told reporters that the Geneva talks present "an opportunity for the Syrian regime to show its willingness to humanitarian access" into Homs and other areas. He did not discount the possibility of U.N. Security Council action if the Syrian regime does not do so, although unity on the issue seems elusive.
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