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United Nations - Russia Upset By Security Council Silence On Gaza

Published on: November 19, 2012 02:37 PM
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FILE - Sergey Lavrov (R), Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, and Vitaly Churkin (L), Russia's Ambassador to the U.N., speak during a Security Council meeting about the situation in the Middle East, including the ongoing violence in Syria, at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA 12 March 2012.  EPA/JUSTIN LANEFILE - Sergey Lavrov (R), Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, and Vitaly Churkin (L), Russia's Ambassador to the U.N., speak during a Security Council meeting about the situation in the Middle East, including the ongoing violence in Syria, at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA 12 March 2012.  EPA/JUSTIN LANE

United Nations - Russia’s U.N. ambassador is frustrated that the Security Council has remained silent about the escalating violence in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.

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Ambassador Vitaly Churkin says Morocco had circulated a proposed press statement since last Thursday but foot-dragging by one council member means it “is still bogged down.”

Churkin says “To me, it looks like a filibuster attempt.”

He would not tell reporters outside the Security Council on Monday which nation was blocking the press statement, which must be adopted unanimously.

But he says anyone guessing it was the United States would be “a connoisseur” of Security Council politics.

Churkin says Russia might introduce a resolution calling for a cease-fire and for the Palestinians and Israelis to resume peace talks.


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 Nov 19, 2012 at 02:51 PM sane Says:

What chutzpah! Over 30,000 Syrians haven been killed during the last 18 months (not to metnion the 100,000 Chechens he murdered in the mid 1990s) and Russia has blocked every resolution at the U.N. Yet, after less than a week, it is ready to condemn Israel. Putin is a snake. He has photo ops with Rabbis, but is really dangerous.

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 02:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Hey Puitin ol' buddy
does the word Chechnya, ring a bell ???

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 03:03 PM targetcapital Says:

Russia was the only country to block any action against Syria by The Security Council from killing it's own people has the nerve to call actions against Israel. That a joke. Russia supplies arms, technical advise to the worlds terrorist,as well as nuclear facilities to Iran. What a world we live in today. No ones seems to comprehend that actions done today,will have deadly consequences tomorrow.

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 03:37 PM sechelyoshor Says:

Reply to #1  
sane Says:

What chutzpah! Over 30,000 Syrians haven been killed during the last 18 months (not to metnion the 100,000 Chechens he murdered in the mid 1990s) and Russia has blocked every resolution at the U.N. Yet, after less than a week, it is ready to condemn Israel. Putin is a snake. He has photo ops with Rabbis, but is really dangerous.

couldn't have said it better myself!

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 04:35 PM ConcernedMember Says:

Reply to #1  
sane Says:

What chutzpah! Over 30,000 Syrians haven been killed during the last 18 months (not to metnion the 100,000 Chechens he murdered in the mid 1990s) and Russia has blocked every resolution at the U.N. Yet, after less than a week, it is ready to condemn Israel. Putin is a snake. He has photo ops with Rabbis, but is really dangerous.

Assad is a customer of Russia's for weaponry. Putin will never criticize a customer. Post-Soviet Russia has operated this way for years. They are a corporation to whom 30,000 Syrian lives are simply the inconveniences of making Billions. Sick huh? That's who is criticizing Israel...

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM TimewillTell Says:

Whats the problem ? The world knows that they'r using the AK-47s like the one we saw bin ladin training with..its ok u and achmadinijahad will go down in history as a terorrist and supply'er enjoy the coofee while u can.

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 04:47 PM bubii Says:

Russia if anyone realizes it stands for rhusshu evil they are the embodiement of evil.

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 04:57 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
sane Says:

What chutzpah! Over 30,000 Syrians haven been killed during the last 18 months (not to metnion the 100,000 Chechens he murdered in the mid 1990s) and Russia has blocked every resolution at the U.N. Yet, after less than a week, it is ready to condemn Israel. Putin is a snake. He has photo ops with Rabbis, but is really dangerous.

I wouldn't call it chutzpa. I would call it smart governance. While as a jew I want my country to support Israel, strategically  we are better off supporting arab countries.

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 05:43 PM ShmutzVesh Says:

First of all this ain't Putin, don't go blaming the wrong people. However I totally agree with your sentoment. This guy is a fat Russian slob. I am personally offering this dog a one way ticket to Gaza where GD willing he will have his head shattered wide open by one of Gazas nerdy missles!!

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 07:01 PM Ari Says:

History repeats itself. In 1956, Russia condemned Israel's operations in Sinai while at the same time Russia was crushing the Hungarians.

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 08:16 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I wouldn't call it chutzpa. I would call it smart governance. While as a jew I want my country to support Israel, strategically  we are better off supporting arab countries.

You are depriving a village somewhere of a very usefull idiot

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 09:30 PM Yitzi1 Says:

I think russia fell right in the trap that the UN could now tell russia how about the 30000 plus people killed in syria beautiful

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM enlightened-yid Says:

Russia can wait a month. The world has waited 18 months as they continued to filibuster UNSC for their Syrian friends.

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 Nov 19, 2012 at 11:02 PM esther Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I wouldn't call it chutzpa. I would call it smart governance. While as a jew I want my country to support Israel, strategically  we are better off supporting arab countries.

fortunately, we don't live in a country that's run according to machiavelli. our leaders have historically usually chosen right over wrong,even when it's difficult.

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 Nov 20, 2012 at 04:23 AM Yawvous Says:

What the hill does Russia know about the Middle East? He only heard it from CNN or Tass? And like our previous commenters say- why jump the gun and go out of order? First,start your yelling at Syria.

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