Russia says Syria aid draft could open door to military action




 
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February 13th, 2014  
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Topic: Russia says Syria aid draft could open door to military action


By Steve Gutterman and Michelle Nichols MOSCOW/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia denounced on Wednesday a Western-Arab draft U.N. Security Council resolution on humanitarian aid access in Syria as a bid to lay the groundwork for military strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. Russia announced it would veto the current text because it contains "one-sided accusations" against Assad's government, though Russia and its Security Council ally China said they are prepared to negotiate on a new draft if such a move could boost aid access. Since receiving the draft resolution on Thursday, Moscow has been outspoken in its opposition.




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