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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

04.08.2017

Сomment by the Information and Press Department on certain countries blocking the UN Security Council’s statement for the press denouncing attacks on Russian diplomatic mission in Damascus

On August 2, for the third time within one month, the territory of the Russian Embassy in Damascus came under mortar fire from the positions of the terrorist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and Faylaq al-Rahman.

The international community has unanimously qualified al-Nusra as a terrorist organisation. The UN Security Council resolutions are calling on everyone to counter this group, introduce sanctions against it, and demand criminalising any forms of cooperation with it at national level.

Seemingly, it goes without saying that al-Nusra’s terrorist attacks should meet with an unconditional and resolute condemnation and that assessments of sallies against diplomatic missions should contain no equivocation whatsoever.

At the same time, the diplomatic representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, France and Ukraine in the UN Security Council have blocked, for the third time within one month, the Russian Federation’s proposal to approve the Security Council’s standard brief draft statement for the press denouncing the terrorist attacks on the Russian diplomatic mission in the Syrian capital. Each time, they did so by varying the tone of their objections and using allegations about the lack of necessary information as a cover.

May the unwillingness to display diplomatic solidarity with us weigh on these delegations’ conscience. The most outrageous thing is that the Security Council’s inability to condemn the doings of terrorists encourages them to launch new provocations and terrorist attacks, and lets them feel impunity. We would not like these barbarians to become convinced that someone at the Security Council is at one with them.




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