Don't miss the inspiring speeches at The Jerusalem Post Conference
Russia, China veto UN Resolution on Syria
ByREUTERS
July 19, 2012 18:03

Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed UN Security Council resolution on Thursday that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions if they did not stop using heavy weapons against an uprising and withdraw troops from towns and cities.

It was the third time that Russia, a key ally of the Syrian government, and China have used their veto power to block UN Security Council resolutions designed to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and halt the violence in the 16-month conflict that has killed thousands of people.

Related Content
Breaking news
March 29, 2017
Suicide truck bomb kills at least 13 in south Baghdad

By REUTERS

Share this article via
from around the web
Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 15 - 30
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 26
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 16 - 24
    Jerusalem
    15 - 25
    Haifa
  • 21 - 32
    Elat
    15 - 29
    Tiberias