Russia and China used their Security Council veto power Monday to block a United Nations resolution that would have begun a seven-day truce in Aleppo, Syria.
From Al Arabiya:
Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria’s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and Moscow.
After criticizing the Security Council’s incapability to reach a solution over Syria, Egypt envoy to UN Amro Abu Al-Atta gave a heartfelt plea.
As Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have gained ground in the war-stricken city, more and more Syrians are fleeing the conflict, expanding the humanitarian crisis that is reaching into Europe and even the U.S.
Calls for intervention have increased as more and more tragic images and videos find their way into the public conscience — but little action has been taken.
More from Al Arabiya about the blocked U.N. resolution:
The draft resolution refers to the temporary truce as a preface to a cessation of hostilities in all parts of Syria.