United Kingdom Representative Speaks to Press on Syria

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ENGLISH 28-Feb-2017 00:07:57
Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the UN, speaks to journalists, following the Security Council meeting.
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The Security Council took a vote on a draft resolution aiming to impose sanctions on Syria for the use of chemical weapons, resulting in 9 votes in favour and 3 against (Bolivia, China , Russian Federation) , with 3 abstentions (Egypt, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan). The draft text failed to be adopted due to the veto by two permanent members of the Council (China and the Russian Federation).
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