Russian Federation proposes United Nations resolution to condemn US-led Syria strikes

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"Russian Federation will demand a meeting of the UN Security Council, I think, for sure", Vladimir Dzhabarov, who is the deputy head of Russia's foreign affairs committee, was quoted by RIA newsagency as saying.

Eight nations voted in opposition to the Russian-drafted textual content on Saturday, whereas Peru, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea abstained.

The United States will want to maintain a dialogue with Russia about strategic stability following Western missile strikes on Syria, Russian news agencies cited a Russian Foreign Ministry official as saying on Sunday. Russia vetoed a US text, while two Russian-drafted resolutions failed to get a minimum nine votes to pass.

President Donald Trump erupted in anger when he learned the US was expelling 60 Russian diplomats in March, while France and Germany were only expelling four each, the Washington Post reported late Sunday.


Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the meeting confirmed that the USA and its allies "continue to put global politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making - myths invented in London, Paris and Washington". Russian Federation and its ally Syria called the attack fabricated and said no evidence of chemical weapons use exists in Douma.

The resolution involves stopping the chemical weapon program and using the stockpiles destroyed, a replica of hostilities and compliance with all Security Council resolutions, having the Assad regimen go back to Geneva talks and accountability for the use of the firearms along with other war offenses in Syria. "The United States of America will not allow the Assad regime to continue using chemical weapons".

"I would like to believe that we will not see a day that is worse than today", he said.

"However that I presume we think it is astonishing, as do most folks, a nation which helped assemble the chemical weapons convention along with the worldwide non-proliferation regime, " which Russian Federation can now be clearly one of these rogue states which are looking to undo it", the ambassador explained.


The council failed on Tuesday to approve three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass.

"Fundamentally the U.S.is going to have to prove does it have a goal in Syria", and that it has an endgame in mind, Taleblu added.

Nebenzia responded saying the environment is "not very conducive for any rapprochement" and "the political and unsafe military situation we are in now" must be sorted out first. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


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