U.N. Security Council unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 22, 2014 11:15 AM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. 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 U.N. 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.

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(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by James Dalgleish)