Russia’s UN mission said on Thursday that Washington “encourages” the militants’ deadly attacks in Syria by preventing the Council from issuing statements condemning such acts of violence.
Earlier on Thursday, at least 53 people lost their lives and 250 others were injured in a powerful bomb explosion near the headquarters of Syria’s ruling Baath Party and the Russian Embassy in the capital, Damascus.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry said the explosion was “carried out by armed terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda that receive financial and logistic help from abroad.”
Following the deadly attack, Russia reportedly proposed a statement to the UN Security Council against the deadly incident.
“The text confirmed the unshakable principles that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and has no justification,” said Anton Uspensky, spokesman for Russia’s UN mission.