Lavrov Critical About U.S. Veto on Condemnation of Damascus Terrorist Attack
MOSCOW – NEW YORK – 22/02/2013 – Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said the US vetoing a Security Council statement condemning the terrorist bombing which hit Damascus on Thursday stresses that it deals with double standards towards terrorism.
Following his talks with his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, Lavrov voiced Moscow’s frustration with the fact that all member states of the UNSC without exception were until recently inclined towards the position of condemning any attacks regardless of their perpetrators, place and motives.
He noted that the terrorist bombing took place near the Russian Embassy in Damascus and caused damage to the building and claimed a very large number of victims among the Syrians.
“This opposition by our American partners…is not the first time in which they seek a form that justifies those who fight the Syrian regime,” said Lavrov.
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