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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:46 PM

No Syrian Crisis Settlement without Russia, China - Lavrov

MOSCOW, April 27 (RIA Novosti)

The crisis in Syria is impossible to settle if the international community ignores the positions of Russia and China, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

“I believe there has been understanding recently that the crisis may not be settled if the positions of Russia and China are ignored,” Lavrov told the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

More than 9,000 people have been killed in Syria since the outbreak of a popular uprising against President al-Assad last March, according to UN estimates.

Russia and China have twice vetoed UN Security Council resolutions on Syria over what Russia said is a pro-rebel bias, but supported UN envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan, which Damascus also backed.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:13 PM

1. Duh. But no one has vetoed any Russian or Chinese "positions" in the UN Security Council, though

both countries have vetoed attempts of other to get the UN to do something about Syria.

After vetoing other countries' proposals in the Security Council, if Russia or China wanted to make its position on Syria known via a counterproposal for action it could have put it forward . I don't know that anyone was trying to ignore the "positions of Russia and China", but it is hard to know what those "positions" are if you don't put them in writing and present them to the Security Council. Just saying "No" is not really a "position".

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Response to pampango (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:48 PM

2. The only solution China and Russia want is for Assad to stay in power.

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