'China veto on Syria was gesture to Russia'

Oren Kessler discusses Syria’s fate and its ongoing relationship with China and Russia.

By DEBORAH DANAN
February 17, 2012 10:58
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UNSC vote on Syria resolution [file]

UNSC vote on Syria resolution 390 R. (photo credit: REUTERS/Allison Joyce)

This week, The Jerusalem Post’s Middle East affairs correspondent, Oren Kessler, discusses the reasons behind China and Russia’s ongoing support of Syria.

According to Kessler, China and Russia’s veto of a UN Security Council resolution that called for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down is the result of long standing ties between Russia and Syria.

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