On April 14, the UN Security Council failed to adopt a Russian-drafted resolution aimed at condemning the attack on Syria by the US, the UK and France, according to Reuters news agency.
Reuterss said that only Russia, China and Bolivia had voted in favor of the Russian resolution, while it needed at least six other votes to pass.
The US, UK and France launched more than a 100 cruise missiles on different positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in Damascus and Homs governorate during the early hours of April 14. However, the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) were able to shot down most of the missiles, according to the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
During the UN Security Council session, Russian ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya condemned the attack on Syria and said that the actions by the US and its allies are leading to deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the war torn country. Nebenzya also accused the US of damaging the Syrian peace process.
“Your [US, UK and France] aggression is a major threat to the possibility of continuing the political process under the UN auspices … scientific facilities in Syria are used only for peaceful activity which is aimed at enhancing effectiveness of economic activity in Syria,” the Russian news outlet Sputnik quoted Nebenzya as saying during the UN Security Council meeting.
From its side, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the strike on Syria had been “justified, legitimate, and proportionate”. The US Ambassador also threatened that the US is “locked and loaded” and will response to any chemical attack in the future in a similar fashion.
“When our President draws a red line, our President enforces a red line,” said Haley justifying the strike on Syria, according to the CNN.
Haley’s statements clearly indicate that the US and its allies are still not willing to give up on the “Syrian chemical weapons” narrative. According to experts, the UN failure to condiment these acts will only encourage the US and its allies to continue their violation of the international law.