UN: Russia Opposes NATO Quad’s Military Plans Against Syria
Voice of Russia
July 12, 2012
Russia opposes new draft resolution on Syria
Russia believes that the new Western-proposed draft resolution on Syria is unacceptable as it envisages military intervention in the country, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov declared on July 12.
The US, France, the UK and Germany have recently submitted their joint draft resolution to the UN Security Council.
The resolution envisages giving Assad ten days to stop using heavy weapons failing which tough measures will be introduced to penalize the regime, including diplomatic or economic sanctions as well as possible military actions.
Russian Information Agency Novosti
July 12, 2012
UN Syria Resolution ‘Unacceptable’ – Moscow
MOSCOW: Moscow objects to a draft resolution on Syria submitted to the UN Security Council by a number of Western nations, since it may lead to the use of force against Damascus, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Thursday.
“We have stated repeatedly that Chapter 7 of the UN Charter is unacceptable to us,” he said, referring to a clause enabling the UN to take “urgent military measures” to enforce its decisions.
“Using the resolution to justify the use of force in the future is absolutely unacceptable to us.”
The United States, France, Britain and Germany have drafted a resolution giving the Syrian authorities 10 days to stop using heavy weapons. Failure by Damascus to comply with the resolution will incur diplomatic and economic sanctions, as well as the use of force.
Moscow and Beijing have twice vetoed Security Council resolutions that so much as hinted at sanctions.