U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has rejected a Russian proposal for a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at stopping the 18-month-old civil war in Syria, calling it pointless and without teeth. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "will ignore it and keep attacking his own people," she said at the end of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum. Moscow opposes stiffer U.S.-backed penalties against Assad's government, perhaps because they would harm Russian commercial interests.
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