09-09-12

Syria: Washington, Moscow and Beijing

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Washington has accused Moscow and Beijing of 'blocking efforts at the Security Council to approve tough measures against Damascus as it battles an armed rebellion'.

The United States has angered Russia by going outside the United Nations 'to work with allies to support the Syrian opposition', but Clinton told Lavrov 'it was possible to return to the United Nations if Moscow and Beijing were ready to forego their vetoes and back stronger measures'.

A U.S. official said Clinton, who also visited China this week, made the same comments to Chinese leaders.

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Photo: Obama and his little friend Ban Ki-Moon, drinking champaign on a State Lunch.  Ban Ki-moon, who has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992, remains silent about the secret order signed by Obama authorizing U.S. support for terrorist attacks in Syria...

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