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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
February 13, 2012
China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday backed Arab League mediation in Syria 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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 Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/13/us-china-syria-idUSTRE81C0L620120213
 Syrian rebels seize U.N. peacekeepers near Golan Heights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-seize-u-n-peacekeepers-near-golan-heights.html
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 What is the GCC up to in Syria?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/what-is-the-gcc-up-to-in-syria.html
 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
 Russia, China warn West against Syria intervention: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-china-warn-west-against-syria-intervention.html
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