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China avoids clear support for U.N. peacekeepers in Syria

Posted By admin On February 13, 2012 @ 4:42 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
February 13, 2012

China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday backed Arab League mediation in┬áSyria but offered no clear sign of support for the league’s call to send in peacekeepers to halt the Syrian government’s violent crackdown on opposition groups.

The Arab League on Sunday passed a resolution asking the U.N. Security Council to authorize a joint U.N.-Arab peacekeeping mission to Syria.

The call adds to diplomatic pressure on Russia and China, both heavily criticized by the West for blocking a draft U.N. resolution calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Assad to give up his powers.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin would not be drawn on whether China supports sending in peacekeepers.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/13/us-china-syria-idUSTRE81C0L620120213

[2] Syrian rebels seize U.N. peacekeepers near Golan Heights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-seize-u-n-peacekeepers-near-golan-heights.html

[3] Chinese newspaper accuses west of provoking civil war in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinese-newspaper-accuses-west-of-provoking-civil-war-in-syria.html

[4] What is the GCC up to in Syria?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/what-is-the-gcc-up-to-in-syria.html

[5] Putin: West cannot ‘behave like elephant in china shop’ in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/putin-west-cannot-behave-like-elephant-in-china-shop-in-syria.html

[6] Russia, China warn West against Syria intervention: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-china-warn-west-against-syria-intervention.html

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