Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Russia And China Veto Syrian Sanctions At The UN

The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S., February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Reuters: Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks

Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the six-year Syrian conflict.

China backed Russia and cast its sixth veto on Syria. Russia had said the vote on the resolution, drafted by France, Britain and the United States, would harm U.N.-led peace talks between the warring Syrian parties in Geneva, which began last week.

Nine council members voted in favor of the resolution, Bolivia voted against, while Egypt, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted.

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the draft resolution on Tuesday as "totally inappropriate."

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More News On Russia And China Vetoing Syrian Sanctions At The UN

Russia, China UN resolution on Syria sanctions -- AP
Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions -- AFP
At U.N., Russia Vetoes Penalties on Syria Over Use of Chemical Arms -- NYT
Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons use -- CNN
Syria war: Russia and China veto sanctions -- BBC
Russia and China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions -- Al Jazeera

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good that China did Not pussy out and abstain like they usually do.

Anonymous said...

Though I'm still skeptical that Assad used chemical weapons, when you are dealing with 50 shades of ISIS what weapons are off limits?

B.Poster said...

I'm pretty sure Assad did use chemical weapons. The US used nuclear weapons against Japan. ISIS whom Assad was/is fighting is a far tougher enemy than Imperial Japan ever was or ever could have been. As such, this type of decision would have been hardly surprising.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, Isis wold be beaten in a couple of weeks ifor US put their silk gloves off and changed their rules of engagement

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