Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Russian Federation casts 10th United Nations veto on United Nations action on Syria

Russia Demands that US Respect Agreement on Antiterrorism in Syria UNSC to vote on Syria chem gas attacks probe
Howard Terry | 17 November, 2017, 00:52

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said this week that scrapping the chemical weapons probe in Syria "may send a bad signal, but the way the investigation has been conducted sends an even worse signal". "We don't know whether we can come to an agreement".

Rycroft said the majority of the Security Council's 15 member states supported the USA resolution and he wasn't aware of any substantial meetings between Russian Federation and the U.S.to reach a compromise.

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that they are talking about the countries that are the guarantors of the Syrian peace process. The US resolution was supported by 11 members of the Council.

During a council vote in late October, Russia vetoed a US-drafted resolution on a one-year extension, arguing that it did not want to decide on the fate of the panel before the Khan Sheikhun report. The JIM also ignored Moscow's concerns over the standard of its report, backed with figures and facts.

Russia's deputy ambassador to the U.N., Vladimir Safronkov, dismissed the JIM's findings about Khan Sheikhoun as "mythical or invented", asking how Syria could be blamed since investigators never visited the town or the air base where the sarin attack was claimed to have been launched.

"We would like to remind our United States colleagues and those who ... supported their unrealistic draft, we would like to remind you that you bear the burden of responsibility if the mechanism can not be salvaged", Nebenzia told the council. Previous reports by the JIM have found that Syrian government forces were responsible for chlorine attacks on three villages in 2014 and 2015.

"The Assad regime should be on clear notice - the United States does not accept Syria's use of chemical weapons", she told the council, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "Russian Federation has undermined our ability to deter future attacks", Haley said, accusing Moscow of "playing games" with the council's attempt to renew the chemical weapons investigation.

"What is at stake is the professional, independent, objective, scientific, nonpartisan, depoliticized JIM which we've now got, which we've had before, and which we need in the future", Rycroft said.

The United States, Britain and France have insisted that the JIM should be allowed to continue its work and that dozens of other cases of chemical weapons use in Syria must be investigated.

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