The Russians and Chinese have vetoed a UN Security Council motion condemning Syria for the use of chemical weapons, their seventh and sixth vetoes on Syria since the current crisis began in 2011.
America led the chorus of frustration of other UN members unable to punish Damascus.
“Unprovoked statements… Show that certain countries are running out of rhetoric on #Syria“ – #China at #UNSC pic.twitter.com/x4eW8dh16J— Caleb T. Maupin (@calebmaupin) February 28, 2017
“Russia just doesn’t want to criticise the Assad regime for using chemical weapons. That’s the truth. So what message are we sending to the world? If you are alie with China and Russia they will cover the backs of their friends who use chemical weapons to kill their own people. Some say we should focus more on ISIS.. The US condemns any use of chemical weapons by ISIS or any other non-state actor,” said the new US ambassador Nikki Haley.