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Russia in UN vetoes investigation of alleged Syrian chemical attack

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Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov

Russia has used its veto power to block a draft resolution in the UN Security Council aimed at condemning the recent alleged chemical attack in Syria, where more than 80 people were killed in rebel-held Khan Sheikhun.

BBC reports that the resolution backing an investigation on the ground by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was presented by the U.S., UK and France, but it proved to be the eighth time Russia has protected its ally at the council.

The Syrian government denies it conducted the attack and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin agreed and said Syria had given up its chemical stockpile. Putin has also evaluated trust had «deteriorated» between the U.S. and Russia under the Donald Trump presidency.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley condemned Russia’s action insisting: «You are isolating yourselves from the international community every time one of Assad’s planes drop another barrel bomb on civilians and every time Assad tries to starve another community to death».

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  1. Balancing diplomatic moves says:

    One would be well advised to investigate in depth the genocide committed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. They drop US-financed fragmentation bombs on civilians. Yemenites are mainly Shiites, when Saudi Arabia (a criminal state) is the center of Sunnite faith).

    Funny that very few news have appeared on the misdeeds of this criminal state that’s funding as well ISIS (thanks again through US funds).

    Yes, the US is the main cause of bringing the planet on the brink of a possible WW3

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  2. Linda says:

    And North Korea; Russia and China et al.

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