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Blocking of Security Council resolution on Syria a 'shocking betrayal'

05 October 2011 Permanent members of the Security Council that used their veto yesterday to block a binding resolution on Syria have failed the Syrian people. Permanent members of the Security Council that used their veto yesterday to block a binding resolution on Syria have utterly failed in their responsibilities to protect the Syrian people, Amnesty International said today. "It is shocking that after more than six months of horrific bloodshed on the streets and in the detention centres of Syria, the governments of both Russia and China still felt able to veto what was already…

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