Russia and China veto pro United States resolution in UN Security Council

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Russia and China veto pro United States resolution in UN Security Council

WASHINGTON - Russia and China veto pro United States resolution in UN Security Council.

A resolution co-sponsored by Germany, Belgium and Kuwait and supported by the UN humanitarian office got 13 "yes" votes in the 15-member council, but was vetoed by Russia, the Syrian government's closest ally, and China.

It would have extended the mandate for six months and cut one of the four crossing points.

“The result of the vote is as follows – 13 votes in favor, two votes against. The draft resolution has not been adopted, owing to the negative vote of permanent members of the Council,” said Kelly Craft, US Ambassador to the United Nations. “I am sitting here before each of you in a state of shock.

The consequences of the Russian Federation and China's vetoes of this Security Council resolution will be disastrous. This decision is reckless, irresponsible and cruel.”