“It’s time to act. It’s time to give the Syrian opposition the weapons in order to defend themselves. It’s not a fair fight,” Sen McCain told reporters in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
Sen McCain attacked Russia and China for opposing aggressive action on Syria, and President Barack Obama – who defeated him in the 2008 election – for not acting more forcefully on the issue.
“It is shameful that the United Nations Security Council should again be hindered by Russia and China by their vetoes for any significant action against Syria,” he said.
“It is also embarrassing that the United States of America refuses to show leadership and come to the aid of the Syrian people.”