Russia and China Warn Against Military Intervention in Syria | Nuclear War | Scoop.it

Russia and China warned against outside military intervention in Syria following the massacre of more than 100 people in the town of Houla that has been blamed by Western countries on regime-backed militia. 

“To raise the possibility of some kind of military intervention is more the result of political emotions than careful consideration,” Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov told reporters today in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat.

Russia will use its veto in the United Nations Security Council to block authorization for any military action in Syria, Interfax reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov. China, which also holds a veto, opposes military intervention and regime change by force, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said at a briefing in Beijing today. Russia and China have blocked UN action against their ally Syria over the 14-month conflict.