The leaders of USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Canada expressed its willingness to impose sanctions against allies of President Bashar al-Assad. This is stated in the message, available on the White house website.
“We are ready to consider additional restrictive measures against natural and legal persons who act for or on behalf of the Syrian regime,” — the document says.
The document also contains accusations against Russia in blocking the work of the security Council (SC) of the UN.
“The refusal of the regime [of Bashar Assad] to take part in a serious political process also underlined the reluctance of Russia and Iran to forge a political solution, despite their assurances to the contrary,” he said in a statement.
On 5 December, Russia and China vetoed in the UN security Council on the draft resolution calling for a truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
After the vote, the permanent representative of China to the UN Liu Jieyi explained the decision to veto the fact that such a vote when there is a “serious effort” is not conducive to the work of diplomats to resolve the conflict and not help to improve the situation in Syria.
China’s position has been criticized by the representative of the United Kingdom Matthew Rycroft, who accused Beijing in support of the positions of Moscow and “despot, which killed nearly half a million of its citizens” (who is meant, Raycroft not explained).
Liu Jieyi in response noted that the UN security Council — “no place for baseless attacks on the positions of other countries.” “I would like to ask the representative of the United Kingdom to end the practice of poisoning the atmosphere in the security Council and insults a serious meeting of the Council. He did not for the first time, and I hope that such insults will not be repeated in future”, — said the permanent representative of China.