Friday, June 10, 2011

Russia will oppose any UN resolution against Syria

Moscow .- The Russian government warned on Thursday that it will oppose any Security Council resolution against Syria UN because the situation in this country is not a threat "to global security." "The Russian president, Dimitri Medvedev," has insisted that Russia opposes any Security Council resolution on Syria UN, "said the spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Lukashevich.

"The situation in the country poses no threat to international peace and security," he said before a group of reporters, quoted by state news agency RIA Novosti. United Kingdom, France, Germany and Portugal had this last night before the Security Council a draft UN resolution condemning Syria's repression against the demonstrators.

United States, which is behind the initiative, has expressed support s and there are fears that Russia and China abstain or veto the proposal. Specifically, the draft provides for a sentence of "systematic" human rights violations by the Syrian authorities, which may amount to "crimes against humanity." He also denounces the violence against security forces and, according to a copy obtained by Reuters, states that "the only solution to the current crisis in Syria passes through an inclusive political process and led by Syria."

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