Thursday, 2 March 2017

Russia, China Opposes UN resolution to Impose Sanctions on Syria

Russia, China Opposes UN resolution to Impose Sanctions on Syria

Russia and China vetoed (वीटो लगा) a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Syria over the alleged (कथित तौर पर) use of chemical weapons during the six-year war.The UN Security Council resolution
drafted by Britain, France and the United States won nine votes in favor while three countries comprising China, Russia and Bolivia opposed it. Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Egypt did not vote.The resolution required nine votes in favour and no vetoes by any of the five permanent members in order to be adopted(गोद लिया).This was the Russia’s seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from UN Security Council action. Russian president Vladimir Putin described the draft resolution as totally inappropriate which would ultimately harm UN-led peace talks between the warring Syrian parties. UNSC stated that Syrian air force helicopters had dropped chlorine gas on rebel-held areas, twice in March 2015 and once in April 2014. The use of chlorine as a weapon is prohibited (निषिद्ध)under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention.

alleged  कथित तौर पर Definitions of allege
(of an incident or a person) said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.
the alleged conspirators
synonyms: supposed, so-called, claimed, professed, purported, ostensible, putative, unproven

claim or assert that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically without proof that this is the case.
he alleged that he had been assaulted
synonyms: claim, assert, charge, accuse, declare, state, contend, argue, affirm, maintain, attest, testify, swear, aver

vetoed  वीटो लगा Definitions of veto
exercise a veto against (a decision or proposal made by a law-making body).
the president vetoed the bill
synonyms: reject, turn down, throw out, dismiss, prohibit, forbid, interdict, proscribe, disallow, embargo, ban, rule out, say no to, kill, put the kibosh on, give the thumbs down to, give the red light to

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