Britain's Cameron demands Russia, China back UN Syria resolution
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday demanded that UN Security Council veto powers China and Russia support a draft resolution condemning the Syrian government for its attacks on anti-government protesters, dpa reported.
Britain would not "not stand silent," he told parliament, and said that if countries tried to veto the resolution, "that should be on their conscience."
Foreign Secretary William Hague had Tuesday said that Russia and China both had "strong reservations" about the resolution.
On Wednesday, Cameron said there were "credible reports of thousands dead and as many as 10,000 detained, and the violence being meted out to peaceful protesters and demonstrators is completely unacceptable."
"Today in New York, Britain and France will be tabling a resolution at the Security Council condemning the repression and demanding accountability and humanitarian access," he continued.