US 'outraged after veto of Syria resolution-Rice

UNITED NATIONS Tue Oct 4, 2011 7:09pm EDT

UNITED NATIONS Oct 4 (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said Washington was outraged that the Security Council on Tuesday failed to approve a resolution condemning Syria and hinting that it could face sanctions.

She told the 15-nation body after Russia and China vetoed a European-drafted resolution on Syria that it was time for the Security Council to adopt "tough targeted sanctions" on Damascus for its crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

"The crisis in Syria will stay before the Security Council and we will not rest until this council rises to meet its responsibilities," she said.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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