Safronkov: Russia will veto Western resolution threatening sanctions on Syria under pretext of chemical weapons

New York, SANA – Russia’s Permanent Representative at the UN Vladimir Safronkov said that Russia will veto a draft resolution prepared by the US, UK, and France which threatens to impose sanctions on Syria under the pretext of chemical weapons use.

In a statement to journalists on Friday following a closed Security Council meeting, Safronkov said that he clearly explained Russia’s position which is that it will veto the draft resolution if it was listed on the agenda, asserting that the evidence that the three states base their resolution upon are insufficient and that it violates the principle of innocence until the investigation is other.

Hazem Sabbagh

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