Russia fails to win UN backing to condemn military strikes on Syria


Russia, China and Bolivia supported the measure, while four members abstained and eight voted against - including the U.S., Britain and France.

Russian Federation and Syria also clashed with the three Western allies over the legality of the airstrikes and responsibility for the Security Council's paralysis. After the United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of strikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime on April. 14, 2018 in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said that France fired cruise missiles from frigates in the Mediterranean and deployed fighter jets from home bases as part of its strikes.

The United States, Britain and France launched air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in the rebel-held town of Douma a week ago that killed at least 40 people.

United Nations partner the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has deployed a fact-finding mission to the area.

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"This is how you want global affairs to be conducted now?" said an irritated Vassily Nebenzia.

Looking ahead, Delattre said France, Britain and the United States will soon be presenting the Security Council with a new draft resolution aimed at achieving a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict that addresses political, chemical and humanitarian issues.

"We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will", she said. Russian Federation and its ally Syria called the attack fabricated and said no evidence of chemical weapons use exists in Douma.

"There's an obligation, particularly when dealing with matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nations and with worldwide law in general". The UN Charter is very clear on these issues.

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The United States, Britain and France have argued that military action was necessary after Assad's forces had used toxic gases multiple times in violation of worldwide law.

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"Some, who for years have flouted the most basic rules of worldwide law, today are affirming that our action runs counter to the U.N. Charter", said French Ambassador François Delattre. Click any of these buttons below!

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