Civil War, Global Dispute


The crisis in Syria took center stage at the U.N. Security Council as representatives from the Arab League, the U.S. and other Western countries pushed for a resolution that would ask Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down. But Russian and Chinese envoys warned they would veto any resolution that paved the way for an outside intervention. Speaking at the U.N., U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted that the world was not "headed toward another Libya." (A Security Council resolution last March served as the basis for the sustained NATO campaign that helped...

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