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Russia, China veto UN move to refer Syria to ICC

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NEW YORK — Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution today referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes, prompting angry responses from the proposal’s supporters who said the two countries are blocking justice and should be ashamed.

This is the fourth time the two countries have used their veto power as permanent council members to deflect action against the government of President Bashar Assad.

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