That the United Nations has not yet imposed any meaningful sanctions on Syria is a “scandal,” French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Sunday. Speaking to reporters in Australia, where he is visiting, Juppe said that that it was a scandal “l not to have a clear position of the U.N. in such a terrible crisis. We think that the regime has lost its legitimacy. We think that it's too late to implement a level of reform. We should adopt in New York a very clear resolution condemning the violence," Juppe said.
France, Britain, the United States, Germany and Portugal have proposed a series of sanctions against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, but Russia and China have strongly opposed them.