Kevin Rudd Urged to Pressure China on Zimbabwe Stance

The Australian Federal Opposition says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should urge China to put pressure on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. From ABC News, Australia:

China is resisting a push for United Nations sanctions to punish the Mugabe regime over recent election violence.

The Asian nation is a major trading partner of Zimbabwe as well as a UN Security Council member, and can veto any sanctions.

Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson says Mr Rudd should be urging China to rethink its views.

Read also a Reuters report, “Africa, not UN council, key for Zimbabwe — China.

July 1, 2008 1:51 PM
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