UNITED NATIONS Oct 4 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)