US ‘outraged after veto of Syria resolution -Rice

UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the  United Nations Susan Rice said Washington was outraged that the  Security Council yesterday failed to approve a resolution condemning Syria and hinting that it could face sanctions.

She told the 15-nation body after Russia and China vetoed a  European-drafted resolution on Syria that it was time for the  Security Council to adopt “tough targeted sanctions” on  Damascus for its crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

“The crisis in Syria will stay before the Security Council  and we will not rest until this council rises to meet its  responsibilities,” she said.

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