05 October 2011

Western anger at UN Syria vetoes

Western anger at UN Syria vetoes: Western nations express anger and disappointment at China and Russia's vetoes of a UN Security Council resolution against the Syrian regime.

France said it was a "sad day" for Syria, while the US ambassador to the UN expressed "outrage".

The resolution had been watered down to try to avoid the vetoes, dropping a direct reference to sanctions.

Meanwhile, Syrian TV has broadcast images of a woman it said Amnesty International had declared dead.

The proposed resolution, drafted by European states, was the latest effort to pressure Syria over a crackdown in which the UN estimates more than 2,700 people have been killed

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