Lavrov asks West to stop biased accusations against Syria

Lavrov asks West to stop biased accusations against Syria
Tue Feb 11, 2014 18:22:43

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on the West to refrain from their one-sided accusations against Damascus government which has been struggling to save the country from a multinational foreign-charged war for nearly three years.

"Our Western partners in the Security Council ... proposed that we cooperate in working out a resolution. The ideas they shared with us were absolutely one-sided and detached from reality," the Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying after talks with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra on Tuesday.

He said a draft UN resolution on aid access in Syria was "detached from reality" and Russia would be ready to consider a draft only if it was "not about one-sided accusations aimed at the regime".

Australia, Luxembourg and Jordan last week presented their draft resolution to the Security Council which called for putting more sanctions against Syria. Moscow swiftly rebuked the proposal because it would add up to the pressure over Syrian people who have been suffering from an extremist-marked war in their country.

Lavrov also called upon the Security Council to agree a resolution condemning terrorist activity in Syria.

Nature of the Syria war soon turned to an extremist-marked violence, after pro-reform protests were seized by al-Qaeda-linked and radical groups with interventions from foreign countries such as Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Syria has asked the UN Security Council to act against terrorist groups operating inside Syria with foreign support, but its attempts have been blocked by US and its allies which support the insurgency to change the Syrian government.


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