China vetoes U.N. resolution on Guatemala
January 10, 1997
Web posted at: 9:30 p.m. EST (0230 GMT)
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- China on Friday vetoed a U.N.
Security Council resolution that would have authorized a
military observer force to back up the new peace accord in
China opposed the resolution because of the Central American
nation's relations with Taiwan.
The vote was 14-1. China's veto -- its first in 24 years --
means the resolution does not pass.
China's last veto came in 1972 on a resolution regarding the
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