Russia would veto referral of Syria to criminal court

MOSCOW - Russia will veto a draft UN resolution to refer the Syria war to the International Criminal Court if it comes to a vote in the Security Council, the Interfax news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying on Tuesday.


France circulated a draft resolution to UN Security Council members on May 12 that seeks to refer the three-year-old civil war to the ICC for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity. (Reuters)