U.S. gives up on U.N. Security Council in Syria crisis, blames Russia

Reuters reports: The United States declared on Thursday that it has given up trying to work with the U.N. Security Council on Syria, accusing Russia of holding the council hostage and allowing Moscow’s allies in Syria to deploy poison gas against innocent children.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power’s remarks left no doubt that Washington would not seek U.N. approval for a military strike on Syria in response to an August 21 chemical attack near Damascus. She said a draft resolution Britain submitted to the five permanent council members last week calling for a response to that attack was effectively dead.

“I was present in the meeting where the UK laid down the resolution, and everything in that meeting, in word and in body language, suggests that that resolution has no prospect of being adopted, by Russia in particular,” Power told reporters.

“Our considered view, after months of efforts on chemical weapons and after 2-1/2 years of efforts on Geneva (peace talks), the humanitarian situation is that there is no viable path forward in this Security Council,” she said.

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2 thoughts on “U.S. gives up on U.N. Security Council in Syria crisis, blames Russia

  1. delia ruhe

    This is just Samantha Power, whose baby — “humanitarian intervention” — isn’t fooling anybody at the UN. Now her nose is out of joint, so she’s turned herself into John Bolton in drag. You just had to know that her appointment meant trouble.

  2. Norman

    Where is Samantha and her deceleration about “humanitarian Issues” pertaining to the so-called rebels that the U.S. backs both with money and arms, killing civilians that don’t buy into their B.S.? She hasn’t said a word about how the majority of Syrians reject the rebels and want Assad to win. Perhaps she should don a uniform, join all those who do support the rebels and go fight along side them. After all, I thought that women were now supposed to go into combat.

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