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Russia and China Veto UN Resolution on Syria
6.02.2012 11:42
Russia and China Veto UN Resolution on Syria

Using their veto right, Russia and China blocked a UN Security Council resolution on Syria that called for change of power in that country.

      Thereby, 13 of the council’s 15 members voted in favor of the resolution aimed to stop the violence in Syria by stepping down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

       Russia and China vetoed the resolution for the second time. Earlier it was in Octover 2011, when they blocked a European-sponsored resolution condemning Syria and threatening possible sanctions.

      The West has been trying to persuade Moscow to support a resolution effectively authorizing a military operation but Russia has repeatedly insisted that the Western drive for a stronger crackdown on Syria is preparation for a “Libyan scenario.”

      “The draft resolution that was put to a vote did not reflect Syria’s realities well enough and sent conflicting signals to the political forces in Syria,” Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said after the vote.

      Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is going to visit Syria and meet with President al-Assad on February 7. Details of the visit are not revealed. 

      Anti-government protests in Syria began in spring 2011. According to the UN, about 5,000 people have been killed in Syria since then. 


      

Sources: RIA Novosti Lenta.ru Image: ledawy.net


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian-Syria Russian International Arab revolution Russia-China  

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