By Associated Press
Published: October 5, 2011
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Obama administration stepped up its criticism of China and Russia on Wednesday for vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown on pro-reform protesters, and presumably for selling more arms to Bashar Assad’s government despite violence that has killed nearly 3,000 people since March.
Describing the two governments as unable to stand with peaceful protesters for “even one day in one city,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton advanced two days of angry U.S. criticism at its fellow U.N. Security Council members. Without mentioning either by name, she suggested they were continuing to sell military equipment to Syria and that they also had blood on their hands for the violence.
“Those countries that continue to send weapons to the Assad regime that are turned against innocent men, women and even children, should look hard at what they are doing,” Clinton told reporters in the Dominican Republic, where she was attending a regional economic conference. “Those nations are standing on the wrong side of history. They are protecting the wrong side in this dispute. And the Syrian people are not likely to forget that, and nor should they.” …
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