West is using 'blackmail' in new draft of UN resolution on Syria - Lavrov
Western governments are trying to blackmail Russia into supporting
their interpretation of the Syrian resolution, said Russia’s Foreign
Minister. They have threatened to end the UN observer mission if an
agreement is not reached.
“If our western partners do not recognize the fact that if they block
our resolution to the conflict then the UN observer mission will have
to withdraw from Syria, it will be regrettable indeed,” said Minister
He added that Russia gives its full support to Kofi Annan’s peace
plan, but some western powers have distorted the document’s meaning to
push for the removal of President Bashar Assad. The resolution reached
in New York does in no way stipulate the ouster of Assad, said Lavrov.
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