Russia will veto the UN Security Council’s draft resolution imposing sanctions on Syria over alleged chemical attacks Damascus is blamed for, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Represented to the UN Vladimir Safronkov told reporters on Friday after the UN Security Council’s closed session.

“I clearly defined my position to the partners, saying that given it (the draft resolution) will be submitted for voting we will veto it, and they know about it,” Safronkov said, noting the draft resolution “prejudges results of the investigation” conducted by experts of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The draft resolution is one-sided and “based on insufficient evidence,” he said.

Safronkov pointed out that the investigating team is put “under great pressure” with the aim to “receive some one-sided results of the probe.”

The UK and France released a draft resolution allowing sanctions on Damascus in late December. The restrictive measures include bans on supplies of any helicopters to the country’s government, army or state agencies.

TASS

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Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

France and UK are particulary stupids : then want ISIS and Al Qaeda 🙁

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Stern Daler

Yes. They risk that IS and Qaeda win and that Syria’s people suffers more.

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Stern Daler

These no-brainers do not want to understand that only the Syrian people suffers from their embargoes. And that they only support the terrorists’ war efforts with their embargoes. The UNSC resolution attempt is pure war propaganda that must be vetoed. The nations that started the move know from their services that the gas was used by the terrorists. And that the allegations of SAA involvement in this war crime comes from terrorists themselves and from terrorist controlled NGO founded and financed by the nations that also fund the terrorists. The UNSC should embargo the GCC instead for financing the terrorists.… Read more »

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Nestor Arapa

Me da pena decirlo, pero la ONU no es democrático, hasta me atrevo a afirmar, no tiene razón de ser, La ONU tiene dueño, parece Monarquía.