1 vote

US says Russia holding UN Council 'hostage' on Syria

The United States on Thursday accused Russia of holding the UN Security Council "hostage" over the Syria chemical weapons crisis.

With the White House pushing Congress to approve military strikes on Syria, US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said she could see no way to seek Security Council approval for action against President Bashar al-Assad because of Russia's blocking.

Amid mounting tensions between Washington and Moscow, Power said Russia's protection of Assad has put the whole Security Council system of handling international crises under strain.


Trending on the Web