Posted Date: 19th July, 2012 Last updated at 00:00 PST
Russia ‚ China again vetoed UN-resolution of sanctions against Syria
Russia and China have again vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution threatening non-military sanctions against Syria.
The resolution was aimed at stepping up pressure on President Bashar Assad's government to end the escalating 16-month conflict.
Britain's U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant‚ who sponsored the Western-backed draft‚ said he was "appalled" at the third double veto by Russia and China‚ allies of the Assad regime.