UNHRC votes to condemn violence in Syria

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April 29, 2011 19:17

 
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The United States won a major victory at the United Nations Human Rights Council Friday as it swayed a majority of the council's 46 members to vote on a resolution condemning violence in Syria.

The motion was approved by 26 nations, including the US, which had called for the special session and had penned the resolution under debate.

Nine nations, including Russia and China voted against the resolution. Saudi Arabia was among seven nations who abstained.

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