Russia to oppose UN resolution against Syria

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Moscow, Jun 9: Russian government said that it will oppose any UN resolution against Syria, which has been witnessing violent clash between the government troops and protesters who demand Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's resignation.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday, Jun 9 that the country was against any UN resolution condemning Syria as the move could aggravate the situation in the country.

"The president has repeatedly said Russia opposes any UN Security Council resolution on Syria. The situation in the country does not pose any threat to international peace and security," Lukashevich told during a press conference.

"Discussions of an anti-Syrian draft (resolution) could lead to a greater escalation of tensions in Syria," he added.

Meanwhile, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, accused Syria of trying to "bludgeon its population into submission" with its brutal actions against protesters.

She said that it's "utterly deplorable" for any government to deploy tanks, artillery and snipers against its people. She urged Syria to halt actions against it's own people.

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