Russia says opposed to any UN Syria resolution

By REUTERS
June 9, 2011 17:19

MOSCOW - Russia said on Thursday that it opposed any UN Security Council resolution on Syria, stepping up its threat to veto a Western-backed draft condemning the country's crackdown on protesters.

"We do not believe the Syrian issue is a subject for consideration by the Security Council, let alone the adoption of some kind of resolution," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told journalists at a briefing in Moscow.

Britain, France, Germany and Portugal have floated a new draft resolution condemning Syria as the United States and its allies seek to raise the pressure on President Bashar Assad's government to end its violent crackdown on protesters.


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