China, Russia abstain from UN vote on sexual violence in conflict

China, Russia abstain from UN vote on sexual violence in conflict while body caves in to US pressure.

    A US threat to block UN Security Council action on sexual violence in armed conflict has been averted after a compromise was reached, while Russia and China abstained over a number of concerns.

    In the end, the resolution was rewritten to reflect the three countries' suggestions

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the United Nations in New York.


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