Posted on 16 July 2012.
Accused Russia on Monday that the West of trying to use an effective blackmail to secure a new UN Security Council resolution that could allow the use of force in Syria – Moscow.
Discussed by the Security Council a new draft resolution on Syria and plan international envoy to the United Nations Kofi Annan to stop the fighting and apparently dead and the escalation of violence in Syria.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meeting Annan later Monday, with his country facing severe criticism as a stand in the way of putting an end to the conflict.
Russia strongly opposes the international military intervention in Syria. It was such a move all but ruled out publicly by Western countries, but the text on the decision of the Western-backed circulated by Britain, which calls for the imposition of sanctions would leave the way open for the enforcement of the military under the chapter of the Charter of the United Nations on 7 has made Russia the text of the rival .
The debate comes as a mandate to form a force of observers from the United Nations ends on July 20, and Lavrov insisted that the West was using the deadline as a bargaining chip.
“Unfortunately, there are elements of extortion,” Lavrov said at a news conference. “We are told that if you do not agree to pass a resolution under Chapter 7 of the Charter of the United Nations, we must refuse to extend the mandate of the monitoring mission.”
“We consider that this approach is completely counterproductive and dangerous, since it is not acceptable to use screens as a bargaining chip,” he said.
British project threatens to impose sanctions against non-military government of President Bashar al-Assad, if they did not withdraw troops and heavy weapons from the population centers within 10 days.
Throughout the crisis, which lasted 16 months, the Syrian, who says militants and killed some 17,000 people in fighting between troops Assad and rallies of the opposition, Russia has strongly opposed the international military intervention, fearing a repeat of this type of international action which contributed to Libya Muammar Gaddafi out of power.
Russia says it does not support publicly-Assad, an ally of Russia for a long time, which strongly supports the Annan plan. It keeps no change of power in Syria must be achieved through negotiations, but the Syrian opposition has repeatedly said any negotiations with the Assad regime is not possible to leave power 1.
Lavrov emphasized Moscow’s position on Monday, saying it was unrealistic to try to persuade Assad to resign.
“We will not leave, not because we are defending him, but simply because a very large part of the population in Syria was behind it,” he said.
The comments to Annan last week that he supported the draft resolution, the British and it was not clear yet if you have any great influence to do in Russia during the two-day visit to Moscow, which also includes a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
Lavrov said he would not describe the situation as a state of deadlock, but expressed his frustration for the continuation of the fighting.