Ban says block on Syria resolution undermines UN

Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep regret at the inability of the Security Council to reach an agreement on a resolution for Syria.

Thirteen of the 15 members of the Council voted in favour of a resolution submitted by Morocco.

China and Russia exercised their vetoes.

A veto by any one of the Council’s five permanent members means a resolution cannot be adopted.

Mr. Ban Ki-moon said the block undermined the role of the UN and the international community at a time when the Syrian authorities needed to hear a "unified voice".

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