Hague 'appalled' by rejection of Syrian resolution

The Foreign Secretary has said he is "appalled" by Russia and China's decision to veto a bid by the U.N. Security Council to refer the Syrian Civil War to the International Criminal Court.

The Foreign Secretary William Hague
William Hague, speaking at Friends of Syria meeting earlier this week Credit: Matt Dunham/PA Wire/Press Association Images

William Hague has called for the two countries to justify the move, saying they must explain "why they are continuing to shield those responsible for the most horrific atrocities from justice."

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Russia and China block UN action on Syria

Russia and China have vetoed a bid by the U.N. Security Council to refer the Syrian Civil War to the International Criminal Court.