UN Security Council rejects Russian resolution on Syria
The UN Security Council on Saturday rejected Russian resolution condemning joint airstrikes by the U.S., France and the U.K. on Syria.
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The Security Council convened an emergency meeting at the request of Russia, which condemned US-led airstrikes on Syria overnight.
The resolution was rejected as it failed to get 9 votes in favor from 15-member council.
China and Bolivia voted in favor of the resolution, while the U.S., U.K., France, Sweden, Poland, Ivory Coast, Kuwait and the Netherlands opposed it.
Peru, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea abstained.
The U.S., U.K., and France launched airstrikes on the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria earlier on Saturday.
Vassily Nebenzia, Russia's ambassador to the UN, condemned the airstrikes as “hooliganism in international relations.”
“Russia condemns attack against Syria. The U.S. actions in Syria make the present destructive situation even worse,” Nebenzia added.