Moscow has reached its limit and says it can "do no more" to help Syria's President Bashar al-Assad remain in power.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 1/24/2012
Moscow has reached its limit and says it can “do no more” to help Syria's President Bashar al-Assad remain in power.
Senior Russian lawmaker Mikhail Margelov said Moscow's veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Assad's savage crackdown on dissidents, together with China, with the “last instrument” possible to keep Assad in office.
"This veto has exhausted our arsenal of such resources,” Margelov was quoted as saying Monday by Russia's Itar-Tass news agency. However, Russia signed an arms deal with Damascus the same day, agreeing to supply 36 fighter jets to the Assad regime.
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