Us Envoy Slams 'Reprehensible' Russia Arms Sales To Syria [View all]
Source: Agence France-Presse
UNITED NATIONS — US envoy Susan Rice on Thursday condemned "reprehensible" Russian arms deliveries to Syria as she stepped up US calls for increased international pressure on President Bashar al-Assad.
The US ambassador to the United Nations also accused the Damascus government of a "blatant lie" by denying it was involved in a massacre in which 108 people were killed.
A Russian ship carrying arms arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus on May 26, according to the Human Rights First group.
The ship, the Professor Katsman, apparently turned off its transponder on May 26 in the vicinity of Tartus, Sadia Hameed of Human Rights First told AFP. The vessel had been tracked from Piraeus in Greece.