UN SC Syria Resolution Flops, Diplomatic Efforts Continue
A UN Security Council resolution on the use of chemical weapons in Syria did not get adopted, after SC members failed to agree on the message.
The resolution, drafted by France, together with the US and UK, was supposed to implement Russia's proposal for a handing over of Syria's chemical aresenal under international control.
But it turned out overnight that the draft resolution was unequivocaly naming the government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad as the party responsible for the August 21 chemical attack.
This is a position inadmissible for Russia, as the country has stressed that there is no conclusive evidence as to who used chemical weapons in Syria.
However, diplomatic efforts are set to continue in order to actually implement the Russian proposal.
Thursday Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov is set to meet US counterpart John Kerry in Geneva for negotiations.
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red trash propaganda again.
russia looked after its own interests.
deaths were on a tiny scale compared to this war already, so why step in? no chemical weapon use, just a good old fashioned battle between a heavy handed ruler, and some silly minority upstart opposition.
but the INTERNATIONALLY UNRECOGNISED self-declared state was being brought into line by its rulers, and Russia thought it would be nice to take a bit of the former USSR back, so lent a hand.
just take a look at who controls this "autonomous state" now eh? government is run by russians.
By all means take a pop at the USA, or the UK, or France, or Germany, but don't be some dumb pr!ck and start to try and inform us that mother russia and beloved leader putin are some kind of force for good.
"Russia merely SAVED South Ossetians from the TOTAL extermination. Any doubt?"
The same doubts I have when the Americans say they will save the Syrians from Assad. Russia and America are very similar in their imperialism and protection of their client states.
When you justify the indefensible you look like a clown. I understand your opposition to the Syrian conflict completely, as I oppose it fiercely too. However, to come and point out that the Russians are the good ones and the Americans the evil ones sounds very childish. We all know that neither Russia or America have any noble intentions but only pure self interest.
Sorry to ask You, MattBg, is everything OK with Your brain? Russia merely SAVED South Ossetians from the TOTAL
extermination. Any doubt? As the obviously brave person, Matt, do come to South Ossetia and do ask ANY-ANY, Matt-Ossetian, what he/she thinks about those events....Try to understand first, and then...then do bark.
sa-sha again repeating the same quote as if some kind of putin-robot.
it's only been 5 years since the Georgia conflict.... but of course that was totally the fault of the "exceptional" Georgian aggressors, and our beloved leader Putin just defended the rights of ordinary world citizens....
"and the US and ally's can then teach Assad a lesson"------sweet reminiscences about the glorious colonial past?
"Lesson" to whom? To the civilians, including the elderly and children, whom the US' strikes are meant to protect?
"It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States...Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.” "
reneges on his part that their hands will then be tied by a UN resolution, not so, if Assad reneges it is he who has broken the resolution and makes the whole thing null & void. We are then back where we were last week and the US and ally's - See more at: http://www.novinite.com/forum_post?main_id=228297&re=228297#sthash.5aHxJLPB.dpuf
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The move to go to the UN was too premature, started within hours of the suggestion on the table. Russia should now come up with its own resolution, within days to keep this moving. It is not important who fired the missiles we all have our own opinions and those that did know who they are, we have moved on since then and now have a viable suggestion that should be made to work. The US and western ally's are worried that, if Assad, reneges on his part that their hands will then be tied by a UN resolution, not so, if Assad reneges it is he who has broken the resolution and makes the whole thing null & void. We are then back where we were last week and the US and ally's can then teach Assad a lesson, that, however, only if he reneges.