In an interesting development today regarding the latest Turkish operation in northern Syria.
The U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a statement on Turkey's counterterrorism operation in Syria at a closed meeting to discuss the action Thursday.
The U.S. and Russia vetoed a statement by five European members — France, Germany, Belgium, Britain and Poland — condemning the operation.
Is this the first time the US and Russia (or the USSR) co-vetoed something in the Security Council?
Note: co-vetoes are not uncommon, but usually they fall on former cold war lines, e.g. Russia and China co-veto something, and in the old days the US, UK, and France triple-vetoed other things.
(Frankly, it's not totally clear if this Turkey-related event was a real/open veto or a hidden veto. I guess we have to wait for more sources to cover it.)