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Syrian UN Veto Was Assad ‘License to Kill,’ Qatar Says

February 05, 2012

(Corrects title of Al-Attiyah in first paragraph.)

Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The decision by Russia and China to veto a United Nations resolution seeking to end bloodshed in Syria instead gave President Bashar al-Assad a “license to kill,” Qatar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khalid Al- Attiyah said.

“Yesterday was a sad day,” he told delegates today at a security conference in Munich. “This is exactly what we feared.”

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