As world anger mounted toward the Syrian regime Wednesday after the Houla massacre last week, Russia and China staunchly renewed their opposition to military intervention in the volatile nation.
"China opposes military intervention and does not support forced regime change," said Liu Weimin, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman. "The fundamental route to resolving the Syrian issue is still for all sides to fully support Annan's mediation efforts and push all the relevant parties to carry out diplomatic dialogue."
"One cannot take decisions on military operations in Syria by being guided by only emotions," Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported, quoting Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov.
More than 100 people, including many children, died in Houla on Friday, a suburb of the anti-government bastion of Homs in western Syria.FULL STORY