UN, 18 November. /TASS/. The joint UN and OPCW to investigate chemical attacks in Syria (CMP) “covered themselves with shame,” putting forward groundless accusations against Damascus, and Russia will agree to its extension only on the condition that will be corrected “fundamental flaws” in the work of the Commission. This was stated on Friday at a meeting of the UN Security Council, Russia’s permanent representative at the world organization Vassily Nebenzia at the meeting of the Security Council.
According to the diplomat, it is the aim of the Russian draft resolution, which is still relevant, despite the fact that the day before was rejected, is not gaining the required number of votes. “Our draft resolution remains on the table,” – said the permanent representative of the Russian Federation, noting that the country is really interested in the extension of the mandate of the CMP, can “engage in meaningful work on this resolution.”
Russia on Friday vetoed proposed by Japan resolution on a technical extension of the mandate of the CMP for 30 days. The day before that Moscow blocked the other negotiated text, made in the USA. Nebesa said that “Russia has faithfully participated in all the consultations” on the issue. “Attempts to present the case differently – not that other, as deliberate disinformation,” he said, responding to attacks in Western countries.
Nebesa said that the Moscow on Friday, could not support the Japanese draft resolution, since it can not prevent the continuation of the work of the Commission in its current form. “Any extension of the CMP are possible for us only if correct the fundamental flaws in his work. It cannot be otherwise after the user of the mechanism, covered themselves with shame for its bogus investigation of the episode with the use of sarin in Khan Sheyhun, signed under the unfounded accusations against Syria,” – said the permanent representative of the Russian Federation.