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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:18 PM

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.”

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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, 04:22 PM

1. I wondered when Russia might way in on this travesty.

 

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:48 PM

2. Hooray

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.

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:49 PM

3. Somehow I don't think the Russians are interested in the humanitarian side of things

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