Syria's UN ambassador Bashar Jaafari
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Bashar Jaafari: UN vote on Syria shows 'blatant hypocrisy'

3 August 2012 Last updated at 22:16 BST

The UN General Assembly has voted by a big majority to condemn its own Security Council for failing to end the unrest in Syria, as fighting rages in the country.

It passed a non-binding resolution by 133 votes to 12, with 31 abstentions.

The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari, criticised the draft resolution, saying those who co-sponsored it were guilty of ''flagrant and blatant hypocrisy''.