Russia To Refrain From UNSC Discussions Over Syrian Chemical Weapons Issue
Russia UNSC: Russia will abstain from the monthly UN Security Council discussion on the issue of chemical weapons in Syria. “It is regrettable that this year began with another briefing on the Syrian chemical file,” Xinhua news agency quoted Dmitry Polansky, Russia’s first deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, as saying. Those meetings are getting tense because of the shortage.”
The Deputy Permanent Representative said that Thursday’s (January 5) morning meeting on the issue of Syrian nuclear weapons was an open invitation of the Security Council for 2023. Along with other council members, we have repeatedly pointed out that there is no point in bringing up this topic every month just for show, to serve the internal political work of many western states. It reduces the value of discussion in the Council and weakens the authority of this body. Polanski said, “Until that is done, we see no point in entering into a discussion on this subject.”
danger to all of us
On behalf of Izumi Nakamitsu, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, UN Deputy Chief of Staff for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu said that in the long-running war in Syria, chemical weapons have been used by the combatants even before. Absence of accountability in the matter is a threat to international peace and security and to all of us as well.
accountability of parties
Deputy Chief Adedeji Aibo said, “It is vitally important to hold accountable those parties and individuals who have dared to use chemical weapons. As we begin the new year, I express my sincere hope that security Members of the council, will unite on this issue.”
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