Russia, China Veto U.N. Bid To Refer Syria To International Court

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May 22, 2014 AT 11:19 AM
Russia and China vetoed a resolution on Thursday to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court, for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the country's three-year civil war. This was the fourth time Russia - a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government - and China have blocked U.N. Security Council action on Syria during the three-year civil war, that has killed more than 150,000 people. U.S.