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US: Syria civil war risk increasing after UN veto

6 February 2012 Last updated at 17:08 GMT

The US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, has once again attacked Russia and China's veto of a Security Council resolution condemning the ongoing violence in Syria.

Beijing and Moscow blocked the resolution on Saturday, despite months of bloodshed linked to protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Ms Rice said that Moscow had decided to "stand with a dictator" and warned that the prospect of a civil war in Syria was increasing.