Clinton Rejects Russian Peace Plan

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during a press conference at the US consulate in Vladivostok on September 9, 2012 after taking part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.  Clinton on September urged US allies South Korea and Japan to "lower the temperature" in a simmering territorial row.           AFP PHOTO/POOL/Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Hillary Clinton gave big thumbs-down to a new Russian proposal to the United Nations for sanctions against Syria, saying the plan was “without teeth.” Russia had wanted to resurrect a U.N. Security Council resolution from June that would have orchestrated a ceasefire and a political handover by Bashar al-Assad. As violence continued in the country, Clinton said that Assad would ignore the resolution. “There is no point to passing a resolution with no teeth,” Clinton said, “because we’ve seen time and time again that Assad will ignore it and keep attacking his own people.”

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