Russia Blocks UN Draft Condemning Syrian Turkey Strike

United Nations. Russian objections to a draft UN statement condemning Syria’s deadly shelling of Turkey sent the Security Council back into consultations, diplomats said on Thursday.

The draft had been expected to be approved by a “silence procedure” — the text is considered adopted if no country objects — but “the Russians broke the silence,” Britain ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters.

He did not give details on the Russian objections.

The draft statement condemns “in the strongest terms” the Syrian strike against Turkey, saying the shellings “constitute a serious threat to international peace and security.”

Russian spokesman Alexander Lukashevich had earlier said it was “important [that] a balanced approach, based on real facts, is exercised by the UN Security Council.”

Moscow’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov added on Thursday that Syria had acknowledged to Russia the strike was a “tragic accident,” and said it was “vital that Damascus states this officially.”

And indeed Syria later admitted to the shelling, which killed five civilians on Turkish soil, apologized, and promised the incident will not be repeated, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said.

Moscow, a historic ally of Damascus, opposes any military action against the Assad regime and has accused the West of fueling the 18-month conflict by allowing arms to flow to the opposition.

Germany’s UN ambassador Peter Wittig said his government felt it was “important for this council to act responsibly and unified in order to avoid further conflagration.”

He recalled that Berlin had “strongly condemned the Syrian shelling and at the same time called for restraint on all sides.”

As she entered in the council chamber, Washington’s UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, only responded to journalists’ questions by calling to the Security Council members, “Let’s go work on it.”

Turkey on Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to take “necessary action” to stop what it called “an act of aggression by Syria against Turkey” in a letter from Ankara’s UN Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan.

“It constitutes a flagrant violation of international law as well as a breach of international peace and security. Turkey calls for an immediate end to such unacceptable violations,” the letter continued.

The Jakarta Globe/ AFP

  • Turkish government has established a safe haven for mercenaries and murderers inside Turkey so the returned mercenaries can take refuge and recover after their violent raids into Syria.Sometimes Syrian soldiers keep firing after them even when they cross the borders.Its inevitable.Turkish government is provoking Syrian army on daily basis by allowing thugs and saboteurs into Syrian’s territories.

    • Moe2000

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        • Hannibal

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      • nayyashAl3arab

        man baraziq are delicious; so is kaa3k; did you know halawet al jebn comes from hama? i dont know why you are so much obsessed with food!!!!buddy Lebanon has more degree holders than england in percentage; so stop making fun of our roots; if sunnism stole our culture and our history it is time we get it back: do not forget that the enemy of your enemy is your friend; think about it buddy, particularly you who claim to be phoenician, my ancestors; btw did you know that samir geagea is working on implanting the falastizis in Lebanon; he got a good lump of money from saoudi arabia; thats why the yahood directing this blog are supporting this implantation; yalla very soon saoudi arabia and jordan will follow syria”s fate; remember when i told you iran/turkey war

    • wargame1

      Assad ‘moved’ chemical weapons, sought cooperation with ‘state of Israel:’ !! newly leaked file exposing Bashar Al Rat. 
      classified documents have revealed that the Syrian regime did move chemical weapons stockpile with the help of Iran and knowledge of Russia.Furthermore, additional documents also reveal that Assad has also sought cross border cooperation with the “State of Israel” which the Syrian regime often refers to in public as a hostile “entity”.

      In a highly-classified — but undated — document sent from Iran, Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, a division of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), addressed President Assad directly, affirming that the chemical warheads are ready to be relocated. This was in contrary to previous statements by Iran that it would not support any country with plans to use the chemicals.

      Officially, the two states are at war; particularly since Israel is still occupying the Syrian Golan Heights.On April 3, 2011, less than one month after the beginning of the popular uprising in Syria, the Chief of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence, Sakr Mennoun, sent a written order to Col. Suheil Hassan to head to the Syrian-Israeli borders and ensure the safety of the frontiers.Mannoun requests from Hassan to secure the borders “in cooperation with the state of Israel.”

      • $31060015

        WOW Wargame, again another piece of classified information that only an important person like you can get their hands. However is doesn’t change the fact that your brothers the MujahDOGS are getting their asses kick daily. So they can leak as much bullshit information they like, Basher and the army are prevailing and the end to these animals the Free Syrian Terrorist is near.

        • Patience2

           Bzzz .. Bzzz .. Bzzz go the ‘fruit-flies’.

      • Patience2

         Bring us facts and ignore ‘fruit-flies’.

    • wargame1

      Assad ‘moved’ chemical weapons, sought cooperation with ‘state of Israel:’ !! newly leaked file exposing Bashar Al Rat. 
      classified documents have revealed that the Syrian regime did move chemical weapons stockpile with the help of Iran and knowledge of Russia.Furthermore, additional documents also reveal that Assad has also sought cross border cooperation with the “State of Israel” which the Syrian regime often refers to in public as a hostile “entity”.

      In a highly-classified — but undated — document sent from Iran, Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, a division of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), addressed President Assad directly, affirming that the chemical warheads are ready to be relocated. This was in contrary to previous statements by Iran that it would not support any country with plans to use the chemicals.

      Officially, the two states are at war; particularly since Israel is still occupying the Syrian Golan Heights.On April 3, 2011, less than one month after the beginning of the popular uprising in Syria, the Chief of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence, Sakr Mennoun, sent a written order to Col. Suheil Hassan to head to the Syrian-Israeli borders and ensure the safety of the frontiers.Mannoun requests from Hassan to secure the borders “in cooperation with the state of Israel.”

    • Patience2

       A dirtbag will rationalize anything.

  • Turkish government has established a safe haven for mercenaries and murderers inside Turkey so the returned mercenaries can take refuge and recover after their violent raids into Syria.Sometimes Syrian soldiers keep firing after them even when they cross the borders.Its inevitable.Turkish government is provoking Syrian army on daily basis by allowing thugs and saboteurs into Syrian’s territories.

    • Moe2000

      Fully agreed.

    • Hannibal

      Do you happen to know of a good baraaziq confectionary in your neighborhood?

      • nayyashAl3arab

        man baraziq are delicious; so is kaa3k; did you know halawet al jebn comes from hama? i dont know why you are so much obsessed with food!!!!buddy Lebanon has more degree holders than england in percentage; so stop making fun of our roots; if sunnism stole our culture and our history it is time we get it back: do not forget that the enemy of your enemy is your friend; think about it buddy, particularly you who claim to be phoenician, my ancestors; btw did you know that samir geagea is working on implanting the falastizis in Lebanon; he got a good lump of money from saoudi arabia; thats why the yahood directing this blog are supporting this implantation; yalla very soon saoudi arabia and jordan will follow syria”s fate; remember when i told you iran/turkey war

        • Hannibal

          I am not a phoenician… I checked my DNA. It is R1b (The DNA of the Crusaders) Did you?

    • wargame1

      Assad ‘moved’ chemical weapons, sought cooperation with ‘state of Israel:’ !! newly leaked file exposing Bashar Al Rat. 
      classified documents have revealed that the Syrian regime did move chemical weapons stockpile with the help of Iran and knowledge of Russia.Furthermore, additional documents also reveal that Assad has also sought cross border cooperation with the “State of Israel” which the Syrian regime often refers to in public as a hostile “entity”.
      In a highly-classified — but undated — document sent from Iran, Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, a division of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), addressed President Assad directly, affirming that the chemical warheads are ready to be relocated. This was in contrary to previous statements by Iran that it would not support any country with plans to use the chemicals.
      Officially, the two states are at war; particularly since Israel is still occupying the Syrian Golan Heights.On April 3, 2011, less than one month after the beginning of the popular uprising in Syria, the Chief of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence, Sakr Mennoun, sent a written order to Col. Suheil Hassan to head to the Syrian-Israeli borders and ensure the safety of the frontiers.Mannoun requests from Hassan to secure the borders “in cooperation with the state of Israel.”

      • AntiFSA

        WOW Wargame, again another piece of classified information that only an important person like you can get their hands. However is doesn’t change the fact that your brothers the MujahDOGS are getting their asses kick daily. So they can leak as much bullshit information they like, Basher and the army are prevailing and the end to these animals the Free Syrian Terrorist in near.   

        • Patience2

           Bzzz .. Bzzz .. Bzzz go the ‘fruit-flies’.

      • Patience2

         Bring us facts and ignore ‘fruit-flies’.

    • Patience2

       A dirtbag will rationalize anything.

  • John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

  • Plumbline

    John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.