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Syria UN Resolution: Russia, China Veto UN Resolution

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 5, 2012


VETO system itself not good as it is making powerful countries unnecessar­ily more powerful like dictator:

By Louis Charbonneau

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Russia and China joined forces in a double veto on Saturday to knock down a Western-Arab U.N. Security Council resolution backing an Arab League plan for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step aside.

The other 13 council members voted in favor of the resolution, which would have said that the council “fully supports” the Arab League plan aimed at ending 11 months of bloodshed as Syria has sought to crush an anti-Assad uprising.

Mohammed Loulichki, the U.N. ambassador of Morocco, the sole Arab member of the 15-nation council, voiced his “great regret and disappointment” that Moscow and Beijing struck down the resolution.

Dropping the usual diplomatic courtesies, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said she was “disgusted” by the Russian and Chinese veto, adding that “any further bloodshed that flows will be on their (Russia’s and China’s) hands.”

French Ambassador Gerard Araud told the council, “It is a sad day for this council, a sad day for all Syrians, and a sad day for democracy.” He said Moscow and Beijing were now “complicit in the policy of repression” of Damascus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Syria: UN Human Rights Commissioner Calls For ‘Immediate Measures’ To Protect Civilians

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 14, 2011


The U.N.’s top human rights official urged the international community to take “immediate measures” to protect civilians in Syria as the death toll from seven months of anti-government unrest in the country rose above 3,000.

Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, warned that the unrelenting crackdown by the government of President Bashar Assad could worsen unless further action is taken.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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