Rus­sia, China boy­cott meet­ing

Kuwait Times - - Internatio­nal -

UNITED NA­TIONS: Rus­sia and China on Tues­day boy­cotted what Moscow called an “un­ac­cept­able” closed-door video­con­fer­ence with the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil on chem­i­cal weapons in Syria. “Rus­sia and China have empty tiles” on the screen, a Se­cu­rity Coun­cil mem­ber told AFP, speak­ing on con­di­tion of anonymity. Dur­ing a vir­tual press con­fer­ence, Rus­sia’s UN Am­bas­sador Vass­ily Neben­zia said Moscow had one re­quest: “That the in­ter­ac­tion is con­ducted in an open set­ting.” “Re­gret­tably, our West­ern part­ners, and their al­lies, in­sisted on hold­ing this meet­ing be­hind closed doors in an in­for­mal set­ting de­spite the slo­gans of open­ness and trans­parency of the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil,” he said. — AFP

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