McCain, Graham unimpressed with Russian promises on Syria

Graham said there's no reason to believe the Russians aren't going to continue to help Assad “quietly” as long as they won't vote for United Nations resolutions “that would basically push Assad out.” Russia has twice vetoed resolutions faulting Assad for the violence in his country, which has left more than 15,000 people dead in a 16 month-period.

“I don’t believe the Russians are reliable members of the international community,” Graham said. “I believe that their arms are all over Syria, that the Russian government probably winks and nods. Russia has had ample opportunity to stop the slaughter in Syria.”