Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is outraged by reports of a new massacre in Syria and is demanding that the U.N. Security Council take action to stop the violence.
Clinton said in a statement on Friday that history will judge the council if it fails to act. She urged its members to ask themselves if inaction is the legacy they wish to leave. Although not mentioned by name, Clinton's warning was directed at Russia and China, which have blocked U.N. efforts to impose sanctions on Syria.
Earlier, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian government of violating U.N. resolutions by using heavy weapons against the village of Tremseh, where reports say as many as 100 were killed and urged the council to take "collective action" in response.