Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:18 PM
Purveyor (29,055 posts)
Russia Frustrated Over UN Security Council’s Silence On Gaza As Attacks Escalate
Source: Associated Press
By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, November 19, 4:08 PM
UNITED NATIONS — Russia’s U.N. ambassador on Monday expressed frustration that the Security Council has remained silent about the escalating violence in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Morocco circulated a proposed press statement last Thursday but foot-dragging by one council member meant it “is still bogged down.”
He would not tell reporters outside the Security Council on Monday which nation was blocking the press statement, which must be adopted unanimously. But he said anyone guessing it was the United States would be “a connoisseur” of Security Council politics.
“One member of the Security Council, I’m sure you can guess which, indicated quite transparently that they will not be prepared to go along with any reaction of the Security Council. Somehow, allegedly, that would hurt the current efforts carried out by Egypt in the region,” Churkin said.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/russia-frustrated-over-un-security-councils-silence-on-gaza-as-attacks-escalate/2012/11/19/19a61abc-3280-11e2-92f0-496af208bf23_story.html
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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:48 PM
GermanSmoker (74 posts)
Russia, the world leader in human rights has spoken
Russia doesn't care about the people in Gaza or Syria. They care about their political interest in the region. Yes Yes I know you can say the same about the USA. But Russia is not what i would call a honest broker.