UN Resolution vetoed by China, Russia: Situation intensifies in Syria

UN Security Council resolution on Syria has been vetoed by Russia and China. However, India and 10 other countries voted in favor. Pakistan and South Africa abstained from voting.

What could have been the effects of this UN resolution, if passed?

The resolution could have introduced fresh sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s rule. The resolution would have imposed economic sanctions on Syrian government under Chapter seven of the United Nations Charter.

How does the U.S. take the Vetoing by China and Russia

The U.S. was disgruntled with the move of Russia and China vetoing the UN Security Council resolution on Syria, and stated that the countries are standing on the wrong side of history. Now, the U.S has decided to work from outside of the council to oppose Assad’s regime.

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