Russia will not support U.N. General Assembly Syria resolution

MOSCOW Thu Aug 2, 2012 8:49am EDT

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MOSCOW Aug 2 (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it would not back a Saudi-drafted resolution on Syria at the U.N. General Assembly, saying it was unbalanced and would not help end the violence in the Middle East nation.

In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the draft placed "full responsibility for what is happening in the country ... solely on the Syrian authorities" and made no demands on the opposition.

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tomloveswine wrote:
The USA has a long record of using its veto to block measures so I wonder why we hear the cries when the Russia do what they feel is in their interest. I guess they did not agree with no fly zone allowed NATO to drop hundreds of tons of Bomb on Libya

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