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UN Security Council unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution

Saturday, 22 February 2014 - 10:12pm IST | Agency: Reuters

The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria, where the United Nations says 9.3 million people need help, that threatens to take "further
steps" in the case of non-compliance.

Russia and China, which have shielded Syria's government on the UN Security Council during the three-year-long civil war, voted in favor of the resolution. They had previously vetoed three resolutions condemning Syria's government and threatening it with possible sanctions.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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