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Russia Vows to Veto Sanctions against Syria

The pending United Nations Security Council Resolution that slaps sanctions on 21 Syrian entities including organizations and individuals linked to the use of chemical weapons will be vetoed by Russia. The resolution was offered by Britain and France and later joined by the United States. But the measure is stillborn because of Moscow’s decision. The measure was the result of a UN investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in three attacks in which chlorine gas was used by President Bashar Al-Assad’s troops. The outlawed weapons were dropped from government helicopters, which would be off-limits for suppliers to sell to Damascus.