04 Feb '12, 7pm

BREAKING: Russia and China Veto UN Resolution on Syria | Care2 Causes

BREAKING: Russia and China Veto UN Resolution on Syria | Care2 Causes

Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down and to “facilitate” a political transition in the Arab country. 13 out of the 15 members of the Security Council voted in favor of the resolution to end the increasingly bloody unrest, which has now entered its eleventh month in Syria. New York-based Human Rights Watch immediately issued a statement : “Vetoes by Russia and China are not only a slap in the face of the Arab League, they are also a betrayal of the Syrian people.” “The death toll had more than doubled in the last four months, and the risk is high that the Assad regime will see this double veto as a green light for even more violence.” The Chinese envoy said that “sanctions, or the threat of sanctions, do not help resolve the questions of Syria” and might only “further complicate t...

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