Russia rejects any U.N. Security Council resolution against Syria

Moscow (ANTARA News/SANA-OANA) - Russia on Thursday renewed rejection of any U.N. Security Council resolution against Syria as the situation in the country is not threatening the global security.

"Russia is against any UN resolution on Syria as the situation in the country is not threatening the global security, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement to journalists.

"The Russian president has repeatedly said Russia opposes any UN Security Council on Syria since the situation in the country does not pose any threat to international peace and security." Lukashevich added.

He called on the international community to give the Syria government enough time to complete the task and concrete steps taken regarding the announced reforms.

The Russian Official said discussing a draft resolution against Syria by the Security Council could become a factor to increase the internal tension in the country and that would be reflected on the situation in the region as a whole.

He expressed his country`s deep concern over the news about the proliferation of some armed groups at the Syrian regions, saying this will escalate the violence and prevent solving the problems through peaceful means.

"Any Security Council resolution criticizing Syria means indirect support to the perpetrations of the armed groups and this contradicts the role of the UN Security Council," Lukashevich said.

He criticized the extremist calls of the Syrian opposition abroad for refusing the participation in the national dialogue announced by the Syrian leadership.

In the same context, Reuters, quoted diplomats attended the closed-door session of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna today as saying that Russia announced intention to vote against the transfer of the Syrian nuclear issue to the UN Security Council.

According to Reuters, the diplomats also expected China to vote against a draft resolution in this regard will be presented before the IAEA Board of Governors. (*)

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