Clinton rebukes lack of U.N. member support for Syria

The Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says China and Russia are in the wrong after vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown on pro-reform protesters.

Clinton says Tuesday’s defeated resolution means the Security Council failed in its responsibility to maintain international peace and defend civilians.

Without mentioning either country by name, she criticized Russia and China on Wednesday for failing to stand with Syria’s protesters for a single day in a single city, while they brave the streets every day to voice their opposition to Bashar Assad’s regime.

Clinton also criticized countries still sending weapons to the Assad regime as they are used against innocent men, women and children.