Tishreen Newspaper, English Website
Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that the Syrian army’s counter-terrorism operation in Ghouta doesn’t oppose UN Security Council Resolution No. 2401.
Nebenzia, during a session of the UN Security Council on the situation in Syria held Monday, said that the Syrian government has the full right to defend the security of its citizens, to confront terrorist organizations and to confront threats to citizens, noting that “the suburbs of Damascus cannot remain under the terrorists’ control.” He said that Russia is exerting special efforts to implement the UNSC Resolution No. 2401 as it calls on its Western partners to exert real influence on the groups that they support and sponsor instead of continuing to accuse Syria and Russia.