BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 A.M.) – American ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accused Russia of deliberately stalling the vote on the Syrian resolution, speaking from UN Security Council in New York City, Saturday.
“Today Russia has belatedly decided to join the international consensus and accept the need to call for a ceasefire. But only after trying every possible way to avoid it,” the US ambassador said.
‘The Syrian people should not have to die waiting for Russia to organise their instructions from Moscow, or to discuss it with the Syrians,” Haley said, stressing the fact that the resolution could have been approved three days earlier.
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said that they took more time,” because we did not support the ceasefire top-down pattern on sufficiently long term.”
The resolution contains a part, which states that the ceasefire does not include Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups,” the Russian ambassador said and concluded by saying “this battle will be continued.”
The vote for the 30-day ceasefire was unanimously voted earlier on Saturday.
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV, Ruptly