Why China, Russia won't condemn Syrian regime

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#1 Sep 4, 2013
Why China, Russia won't condemn Syrian regime
By Holly Yan, CNN
updated 8:57 AM EST, Sun February 5, 2012

CNN)-- As international leaders express outrage over mass killings in Syria -- and lament the inability to pass a U.N. Security Council resolution denouncing the Syrian regime -- questions linger about the two countries behind the impasse.

On Saturday, China and Russia vetoed a draft resolution that would have demanded Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stop the killing and answer calls aimed at finding a Syrian-led solution to the 11-month crisis.

Analysts say both China and Russia have their reasons to maintain good relations with Syria.

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