Russia opposes UN resolution on Syria

June 9th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is opposed to any UN resolution on Syria as the situation in the country is not threatening to global security, foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Thursday.

“The [Russian] president has repeatedly said Russia opposes any UN Security Council resolution on Syria,” Lukashevich said. “The situation in the country does not pose any threat to international peace and security.”

Britain and France submitted a new draft resolution on Syria Wednesday. The UN Security Council will vote on the resolution in the next few days.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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