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05 February 2012 Military News

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  • Outrage Builds Against Russia, China For UN Veto Of Syria Resolution RFE/RL 05 Feb 2012 -- Arab countries and Muslim organizations are reacting angrily to a veto by Russia and China of a UN Security Council draft resolution based on an Arab League plan to end the violence in Syria.
  • FM Lavrov Explains Russia's Veto on Syria Resolution in UN RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2012 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday explained why Russia had vetoed a resolution on Syria in the UN Security Council, saying that without Russia's latest amendments, the draft would be unilateral and would harm Syria if adopted.
  • Russia Wants to Push Syria for Democratic Reform RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2012 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Foreign Intelligence Service Chief Mikhail Fradkov intend to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to launch democratic reforms to stabilize the situation in the riot-hit Middle East country, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
  • Protesters Storm Russian Embassy in Libya over Russia's Veto on Syria RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2012 -- Several dozens of Syrian protesters stormed the Russian embassy in Libyan capital of Tripoli on Sunday, a day after Russia and China had blocked the UN resolution on Syrian crisis, RIA Novosti reported.
  • Clinton Seeks Anti-Assad Coalition VOA 05 Feb 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for 'friends of a democratic Syria' to push to end President Bashar al-Assad's bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters and promote a political transition that would see him step down.
  • UN Chief Condemns Syria Resolution Veto VOA 05 Feb 2012 -- Vetoes by Russia and China of a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria condemning President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on his people and calling for him to step down have drawn outrage from around the world.

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