Russia, Syria's closest ally, and China have twice vetoed UN council resolutions condemning the Syria violence, saying the European texts were unbalanced and only sought regime change.
Russia and China last month vetoed a Security Council resolution condemning the crackdown by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and outlining a proposed Arab League political transition.
It was the second UN resolution blocked by the two permanent members of the UN Security Council.
The chief US diplomat issued her remarks in the presence of Lavrov and China's ambassador to the United Nations, Li Baodong.
But unlike the Russians, who say both sides should stop the violence, Clinton said Assad must act first. Objecting to the Arab-sponsored and internationally-backed efforts calling for a political transition, Russia has also condemned what it sees as regime change.
Clinton said the council told Lavrov it expects 'all nations, including Russia and China, to join us now in pressing the Assad regime to silence its guns, to allow humanitarian aid to enter' and permit a political transition.
UN vote is required only if its going to be a UN operation. Countries of the willing was not a UN operation but the job was done
Do you think USA and UK will go to war with another country after the way they messed up Iraq? There will be a word war if they do without UN backing.
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I don't think it will happen again..
Edited By - Elampimp - 27 Mar 2012 19:33:49 GMT