UNITED NATIONS (OBSERVATORY) – The UN Security Council did not adopt a Russian draft resolution condemning missile strikes against Syria, the German TV channel N-TV reported on its website. Of the 15 members of the organization, only three voted for him, including China, Bolivia and Russia itself. Eight countries voted against, four abstained.
The chance of success was not initially, but still during the emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, Russia tried to condemn the West’s missile strikes against Syria as an act of ” aggression, ” the German N-TV channel reported on its website.
However, the attempt was unsuccessful. Of the 15 members of the Security Council, only three voted for the corresponding draft resolution of Russia. Along with Russia, it was China and Bolivia. Eight countries voted against, four abstained.
In the Russian draft resolution, missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain on targets in Syria were called ” aggression ” and ” violation of international law, as well as the UN Charter “. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Basil Nebenzia, said that Washington destabilizes the Middle East, and also worsens the already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Syria.
America and its allies openly ignore international law, Nebenzia added. He characterized this behavior as ” neocolonial “, reminiscent of the habits of ” hooligans “.
Washington completely ignores the Security Council, undermining its authority, the Russian diplomat stressed and recalled that there is no evidence of Damascus using chemical weapons in the city of the Duma.
The draft resolution initially had no chance of success, because the United States, France and the United Kingdom as permanent members of the UN Security Council have the right of veto, notes N-TV.
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the meeting again called for restraint. We can not allow the situation in Syria to worsen, he warned.