World Russia fails in U.N. bid to condemn U.S.-led strikes on Syria

21:26  14 april  2018
21:26  14 april  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Russian TV says US missile strikes on Syria destroyed nine planes. Russia vetoed a U . S .-drafted resolution at the United Nations Tuesday that would have condemned a suspected poison gas attack by the Syrian regime on a Damascus suburb.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018. © SANA via AP In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018.

UNITED NATIONS, April 14 - A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn U.S., British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack failed on Saturday after only China and Bolivia joined Russia to vote in favor of a draft resolution.

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Pro-government forces in Syria attacked by the U . S .- led coalition on Wednesday included Russians , according to a Pentagon official, CBS reports. Unsurprisingly, Russia immediately condemned the U . S . strike In a bid to avoid further bloodshed, the U . N . has now called for an immediate 30-day

And Syrian envoy Bashar Jaafari said Syria had no chemical weapons stockpiles. “We condemn their use, at any time and under any circumstances,” he said. April 11, 2018, No Comments on U . S ., Russia clash at U . N . over chemical weapons attacks in Syria .

The 15-member council met on Saturday, at Russia's request, the fifth time it has met on Syria since a suspected deadly toxic gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma a week ago. The United States, France and Britain fired 105 missiles overnight in retaliation, targeting Syria's chemical weapons program.

"Why didn't you wait for the outcome of the investigation you called for?" Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said after the vote. He accused the United States, France and Britain of "demonstrating a blatant disregard for international law."

"I hope hot heads will cool down and that will be it," he told reporters.

International investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog are in Syria and were due to start their inquiry on Saturday into the suspected toxic gas attack. Russia and Syria have said there was no evidence of a chemical weapons attack.

Russia warns of 'consequences' for US-led strike on Syria

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In a move that could signal a shift in warming U . S .- Russia relations, the Kremlin soundly condemned the strike . Tusk criticized a Russian - led military campaign in Syria last year saying that the Kremlin’s actions made an “already very bad situation even worse” in Syria .

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The United States, France and Britain defended their military action as legal during the Security Council meeting.

"We are confident that we have crippled Syria's chemical weapons program. We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said.

"If the Syrian regime uses this poison gas again, the United States is locked and loaded," Haley said.

During an address to the Security Council, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all states "to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people."

Eight countries voted against the Russian-drafted text on Saturday, while Peru, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea abstained. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass.

The council failed on Tuesday to approve three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Russia vetoed a U.S. text, while two Russian-drafted resolutions failed to get a minimum nine votes to pass. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Jason Neely and David Gregorio)


Kremlin, on possible missile delivery to Syria, says Western strike soured atmosphere .
The Kremlin on Monday declined to comment on media reports that Russia planned to soon supply Syria with S-300 missile systems, but said a Western missile strike on Syria had soured the atmosphere in the region. Russia's daily Kommersant newspaper, citing unnamed military sources, reported earlier on Monday that Russia might start supplying S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria in the near future.It said experts believed that Israel would react negatively to the development and might bomb the area where the missile systems would be deployed.

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