We Object! Russia and China veto UN resolution on Syria





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Published on Feb 4, 2012

The United Nations Security Council has just voted on a draft resolution concerning the ongoing violence in Syria. Of the voting members, Russia and China were the only ones to vote against the draft, but as permanent members of the UNSC they both hold veto power, and the resolution has not been passed as a result. The news follows days of heated political debates in the UNSC, with many members supporting a Western-backed draft calling for foreign nations to put an end to what some called the "Syrian killing machine." Russia and China were the only permanent Security Council members opposing the draft, reminding others that it was not their place to intervene in another country's domestic affairs. Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin earlier said any proposals including an arms embargo or a demand for Assad's resignation would be vetoed. The Security Council meeting comes amid reports from Syria of a new crackdown in the city of Homs, with hundreds reportedly killed. RT talks to Dr Ali Mohamad, editor-in-chief of Syria Tribune website.

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Ralph Xiang
Funny to see the west support FSA in killing fellow Christians
Gerald Martin
we filipinos are not supporting the u.s in the syrian war
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Shariff Abd Jaffar
My opinion, syria hav theirbown gavernment to decide wat to do. No interferance from other country. Thats wat russia, china, iran believes.
Nukes should never be used in war again period. It would be the end of us all. 
Well done Russia and China ! NATO-US-Israel war machine must be stopped. So called 'elites' of Western societies initiate chaos in the Arab Countries to have a pretext for moving in their military and than controll the resources and governments by proxies. Human rights are not fully implemented in the "West" - for example: Germans are not given their real nationality - Deutsches Reich - but a fake BRD-nationality : "deutsch". Merkel & her NATO friends a hypocrits. And there are more violations..
Ahmir Hussain
I can't believe when Russia and China Veto all the countries don't go ahead with fixing Syria. But God knows Nato is likely to get involved this just shows lack of power by the UN it can't make decisions without the US being happy aswell
Ahmir Hussain
Russia, China the superpowers are right the Free Syrian Army are the ones that are opposing Syrian's regime and are terrorists. The draft resolution says "contained no measures against armed opposition groups." The armed opposition group is the Free Syrian Army! and are the ones attacking Homs, Syria if no measures are taken its going to turn into another LIbya.
Ahmir Hussain
Its strange what is going on how comes in Syria we don't see the army I guess Assad is right when he say's that he did not give orders to kill people because the media hasn't seen the military fighting. However, this shows there is intelligence going on and terrorists within Syria are trying to infiltrate the government.
Ahmir Hussain
At the end of the day there will be blood in Syria that of our brothers, and sisters /watch?v=cXRxV-tsuRQ&feature=plcp&context=C3c73454UDOEgsToPDskKsoI0bmw6XZk1T3HA5Jc-0 
@Influenceboteatshit Russia lost too much political ground after the fall of the USSR, and no thanks to Yeltsin has it managed to restore its strength. China, on the other hand, didn't even have any to begin with. Had there been no NATO expansion to the east, had there been no cold-war mentality from the west, there would not have been any disputes today. Unless Russia manages to restore the balance of powers, we'll witness a much more tragic massacre in the coming years, otherwise known as WW3.
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