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China explains veto of Syrian draft resolution (2)

(Xinhua)

08:21, February 07, 2012

He reaffirmed that the action of the UN Security Council on the Syrian issue should comply with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and relevant international norms, and help ease the tensions, help promote political dialogue and defuse disputes, and help maintain peace and stability in the Middle East region.

"According to these principles, China has taken an active part in the consultations on the draft resolution," he said.

However,it was regrettable that co-sponsor countries of the draft resolution pressed for the voting when parties were still seriously divided over the issue, which would not help maintain the unity and authority of the Security Council, or help resolve the issue, he said.

"In this context, China voted against the draft resolution," he said.

He reiterated that China would continue to work with the international community and play a positive and constructive role in the proper settlement of the Syrian issue.


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Tracker at 2012-02-08122.107.87.*
This is the type of people who want to replace the Syrian Government, people who believe if you have a different political opinion then they will shoot you. The shooting was in Australia by the way, far far away from Syria.http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/sydney-shooting-linked-to-syrian-politics/story-e6frfku0-1226264062192
UN Watcher at 2012-02-08184.183.155.*
China had an opportunity to take a leadership position about the future of the Middle East, but it deferred. How can any country turn a blind eye to what the Asaad regime is doing to its people? The government of China missed an opportunity by vetoing the resolution and is now spending a great deal of time and effort trying to justify its decision.
Canada at 2012-02-0870.36.49.*
Ask Harper what he will do if Canadian protesters take up arms to overthrow his government & shoot at police & military? Does he guarantee he will not use violence against the protesters? And if he does authorize violence, would he expect the UN to pass a resolution authorizing the bombing of Canada?
wende at 2012-02-0771.255.83.*
Did the Arab league really ask for regime change? If they did, they will also be the ones to step down in the near future. China needs to explain because anything said by US is spread throughout the world and the lies stay in people"s mind. The case of Syria has to be neutral. One cannot keep arming the opposition and pressuring Assad. Both the Syrian opposition and govt have to sit down and discuss for normalcy. The draft resolution is one sided in favor of the armed opposition. Western media keep mentioning these armed rebels as protesters and lump all the killings on the govt. If the demonstrators are unarmed and the killings happen, we can blame on the govt. But if both sides are armed, it is not too clear who is doing the killings. Maybe both do. US and their cohorts are not done. They will deal with Syria unilaterally just as they did in Libya. All their actions in Libya were outside of the resolutions. China must stand for justice. The rulers of the Arab League have to watch their backs. When the west find any opportunities, they will pounce on them one by one. US has been branding them as despots and it has all the reasons to take them out when the time is ripe.
robert at 2012-02-0759.161.166.*
I saw assad profile.55% of people are supporting Assad only 19% people are opposing.I think he already win the majority people vote.I should stop the arms supplied to the anti government forces with the help of UN and arab nations Once upon a time they gave great support to the arab nations in war against isreal.If they forgot this no body believe them again.Devide and vanish is graet tactic used by america which lead to great victory in afghan,Iraq and libya.Same principle here also.
  

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