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    Russia, China veto western-backed Syria resolution at UN Security Council

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    Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that threatened Syria with more sanctions.

    ­It was the third time in nine months that Russia and China used their powers as permanent members of the 15-nation council to block resolutions on Syria. There were 11 votes in favor of the resolution. Russia and China voted against it, while South Africa and Pakistan abstained from voting.


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