France Pushing Mali Intervention Resolution at U.N. Security Council

Want a multinational African force to enter the country


France's defense minister says the U.N. Security Council in coming days will pass a resolution approving a multinational African force to help stabilize troubled Mali.

France-Culture radio quotes Jean-Yves Le Drian as saying the resolution will be adopted before Christmas. Separately Monday, the French and Malian foreign ministers met in Paris – in part to discuss the resolution.