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The UNSC failed to reach a consensus on Syria during Tuesday’s critical vote, although the draft resolution requested that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad step down.
Russia resisted intense pressure from the USA, Saudi Arabia, France and Britain and refused to approve any form of intervention.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also strongly objected to the UNSC demand for Al-Assad’s resignation, asserting the Syrian people’s sovereign right to choose their president.
Whether this decision deters the imperialist expansion of the overt war theater into Syria and Iran remains to be seen. There is no doubt that the covert aggression will continue.
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced Monday that the Syrian government had agreed to meet in Moscow to resolve the crisis but the opposition refused to participate unless Bashar Al-Assad resigned.
Russia to Veto Any Unacceptable Syria Resolution in Coming Days
Russia’s envoy to the United Nations said on Wednesday that Moscow will use its veto to block any UN Security Council resolution on Syria that it deems to be unacceptable.
“If the text is unacceptable then we will vote against,” Vitaly Churkin was quoted as saying by the RIA Novosti news agency. “We will not allow a text to be adopted that we consider to be incorrect and will lead to a deepening of the conflict. We are openly telling our partners this.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov stated that there will be no vote during the coming days on the UN draft on Syria.
“Attempts are being made to find a text that is acceptable to all sides and would help find a political solution for the situation in Syria. Therefore there is going to be no vote in the next days,” Gatilov told Interfax news agency.
The agency also quoted Russia’s envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov as saying that the draft was missing the most important thing: “a clear clause ruling out the possibility that the resolution could be used to justify military intervention in the Syrian affairs from outside. For this reason I see no chance this draft could be adopted.”
‘Qatar turns into mouthpiece of West’
Russia and China have rejected a potential UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution against Syria proposed by undemocratic Arab states and backed by Western powers.
‘Qatar, KSA orchestrate Syria violence’
The Syrian ambassador to the UN has slammed the Qatari government and its state-run television Al Jazeera for their role and what he called an anti-Syrian campaign of violence and interference.
Interview with Mohsen Saleh, political analyst.