`Russia opposes any UN resolution on Syria`
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2011, 23:33
  
UN Security Council of any resolution on Syria as such a move could aggravate the situation in the country, the foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday.

"Russia is against any resolution of the UN Security Council on Syria and this has been stated more than once at presidential level," Alexander Lukashevich told reporters.

"The situation in this country, in our opinion, does not pose a threat to international peace and security," he said, quoted by Russian state media.

"The discussion of an anti-Syrian resolution at the Security Council could lead to an even greater escalation of domestic tensions."

Britain and France have drawn up a new resolution which demands that President Bashar al-Assad end violence against the opposition and lift the siege of protesting cities. It also calls for an arms embargo on Syria.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday: "If anyone votes against that resolution, or tries to veto it, that should be on their conscience."

PTI


First Published: Thursday, June 09, 2011, 23:33


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