Here she is being fucking clueless for ya – RB
UN to vote Tuesday on Syria sanctions despite Russia veto pledge
Michelle Nichols, Reuters, Feb 27 2017
The UNSC is set to vote on Tuesday on a bid by UKUSA to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks, despite a pledge by Russia to veto the move. The UNSC showdown, pitting Syrian ally Russia against Pindostan, France, Britain and others, comes amid UN-led peace talks between the warring Syrian parties in Geneva, which began last week. Russia has vetoed six UNSCR on Syria since the conflict started in 2011. China joined Moscow in vetoing five of them. It’s not clear how Beijing plan to vote on Tuesday. Britain and France first circulated the draft UNSCR in late December in response to the results of an ‘investigation’ by the UN and the OPCW. The ‘international inquiry’ ‘found’ that Syrian government forces were responsible for three chlorine gas attacks and that Daesh had used mustard gas. British Ambassador Rycroft said on Monday:
[Cunts like us must ceaselessly affirm] a strong, clear message that the international community means business on preventing the use of these abhorrent weapons.
Assad’s government has denied its forces have used chemical weapons. Russia has questioned the results of the UN/OPCW inquiry and long said there was not enough proof for the SC to take any action. Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, told reporters on Friday that Moscow would veto the draft resolution. The draft text seeks to ban the sale or supply of helicopters to the Syrian government because the UN/OPCW ‘inquiry’ ‘found’ that Syrian government forces had used helicopters to drop barrel bombs containing chlorine gas. The draft resolution also proposes targeted sanctions, a travel ban and asset freeze, on 11 Syrian military commanders and officials, as well as on 10 government and related entities accused of developing and producing chemical weapons and the missiles to deliver them.