China and Russia moved to block an international investigation of war crimes against the Syrian Government. The action is triggering criticism. Sixty-member states supported the measure to have the International Criminal Court examine the four-year-old war in Syria.
The resolution would have referred Syria’s crisis to the world’s permanent war crimes tribunal without specifically targeting either the government or the opposition. Before the vote, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson pleaded with council members to find unity.
But China and Russia used their veto powers on the Security Council to stop the action. CCTV’s Nick Harper reports from the United Nations in New York with details.