Friday, July 11, 2008

double veto!

DOUBLE VETO. Russia and China lay the SMACKDOWN! Both voted no in vetoing the proposed Zimbabwe sanctions resolution. The resolution would have passed otherwise, gaining 9 votes in favor, with five against (Vietnam, Libya and South Africa in addition to Russia and China) and one abstention (Indonesia). This is only the second double-veto (the other being Russia and China on a Myanmar resolution two years ago) since 1972.


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