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Clinton says Russia, China should explain their veto

Arab World Materials 6 October 2011 13:19
Clinton says Russia, China should explain their veto
Clinton says Russia, China should explain their veto

Azerbaijan , Baku, Oct. 6 / Trend E. Kosolapova

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appealed for explanations from Russia and China after their vetoing the UN Security Council resolutions on Syria.

"These countries will have to explain themselves to the Syrian people," Clinton said from Santo Domingo, where she is on official visit, AFP reported.
Clinton said the Council had "abrogated its responsibility" by failing to push through the European draft resolution that would have threatened possible action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over a crackdown on protests.

China and Russia vetoed on Tuesday a European Union-backed resolution in which the United Nations would have called for the Syrian government to respect the human rights of pro-democracy protesters.

Nine of the 15 UN Security Council members voted in favor, but the vetoes by the two permanent members made the resolution failed to be accepted.

Some protest demonstrations took place in Syrian's cities today The opposition is demanding the resignation of Syria's President Asad and seeking political reforms. The regime's opponents have formed a Transitional National Council to form an oppositional body of power.

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