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Russian and Chinese Veto condemns more Syrians to death

Following the massacre of over 300 people in the city of Homs, in Syria, China and Russia have vetoed a UN resolution condemning the brutality of the Syrian depot Assad.

Prof. Arnold Cassola, AD Spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, said: "The veto by the Russian and Chinese governments is equivalent to the signing of a death sentence on more innocent Syrian civilians.  The Maltese government and other EU governments should use all their powers of persuasion to convince the Russian and Chinese authorities to forego their veto.  By persisting in wielding it, these two governments risk becoming accomplices of a ruthless despot killing his own people.  This would be a historical mistake of gigantic proportions".

Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson said: "The EU has a global responsibility to use stronger measures to stop the bloodbath of the Syrian regime and to support democratic forces of opposition".