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        8/3/2012, Av 15, 5772

      China Expresses Regret for Annan's Resignation

      China expressed regret, Friday, at Thursday's resignation of Kofi Annan as United Nations and Arab League to try to stop fighting between government and opposition forces in Syria. A Chinese Foreign Ministry statement said, "We understand the difficulty of Annan's mediation work, and respect his decision."

      China and Russia blocked a number of U.N. Security Council decisions which took a strong stand against the government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.