Annan peace plan finally approved by UN with support from Russia and China

The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution endorsing Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria after landing the critical support of both Russia and China. The UN and Arab League have charged Annan, a former secretary-general, with bringing about a peaceful end to Syria’s year-long uprising.

Annan calls for unanimous support on Syria from UN Security Council

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan told the Security Council Friday it must end divisions as it bids to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to halt a bloody crackdown on protests, diplomats said. Russia and China have vetoed two resolutions on Syria in the past six months saying they were unbalanced.

Clinton: Russia, China have to explain their vetoes to the Syrian people.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that the U.N. Security Council failed its duty by not passing a resolution on Syria and said Russia and China would have to explain their vetoes to the Syrian people. “We believe the Security Council abrogated its responsibility yesterday,”