Russia, China veto draft resolution that violates Syria’s sovereignty

New York, SANA – Russia and China on Friday vetoed a Western draft resolution at the Security Council related to delivering humanitarian aid to Syria that violates its sovereignty.

The draft resolution, which was submitted by non-permanent members Germany and Belgium, stipulated for extending the mechanism for transferring humanitarian aid across borders without coordinating with Syrian government for six months via two border crossings.

The draft resolution was put up for voting by the 15 member states, but Russia and China vetoed it.

Two days ago, Russia and China vetoed a similar draft resolution that stipulated for extending the mechanism for a year.

Hazem Sabbagh

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