Ryabkov: Moscow categorically rejects draft resolution submitted to UNSC by Paris and London about chemical attacks in Syria

Moscow, SANA – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov affirmed on Wednesday that Moscow categorically rejects the draft resolution submitted to the UN Security Council by Paris and London about the chemical attacks in Syria, pointing out that the French-British attempts will not succeed.

“Their draft resolution implies sanctions and this is categorically unacceptable to us,” Ryabkov said in a press conference, warning the European partners against more attempts at fanning political tensions at the Security Council.

He called for working to remove the threat of the use of the chemical weapons in Syria quietly rather than trying to use this issue to put pressure on Syria.

“In the outgoing year Russia came out with a proposal for drafting a special convention on the struggle against acts of chemical and biological terrorism,” Ryabkov said, adding “this is the way to proceed along, and not use the situation the way British and French counterparts have been doing for putting political pressures on Damascus. We see no other aims behind this idea.”

Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh

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