The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution that condemns the government of Syria on Friday. The resolution also criticized the Security Council's failure to act, Al Jazeera reported.
The 193 member states passed the Saudi-drafted resolution with 133 votes in favor, 12 against and 31 absentees. The countries voted against the resolution are the permanent members of the Security Council China and Russia, and other countries that criticize West, Reuters reported.
Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, said powerful countries are harming the rebels and the government. "The immediate interests of the Syrian people must be paramount over any larger rivalries of influence," Ban said, Al Jazeera reported.
Kofi Annan resigned as Syria peace envoy. Annan said "finger-pointing and name-calling in the Security Council " was one of many reasons for his resignation, Reuters reported.