Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday issued pointed criticism at Russia and China for thwarting measures to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
During a speech at the Friends of Syria conference in Paris, Clinton accused Russia and China of "standing up" forthe Syrian president. She said the roughly 60 countries present at the conference should "make it clear that Russia and China will pay a price" for showing solidarity with the al-Assad regime.
"I ask you to reach out to Russia and China and not only ask but demand that they get off the sidelines," Clinton said. "I don't think Russia and China believe they are paying any price at all, nothing at all, for standing with (the) Assad regime."