The Kremlin considers reasonable to use in case of need tough rhetoric when advocating for the interests of the country. This was stated to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the speech on the eve of the UN security Council Deputy Russian Ambassador to the Organization Vladimir Safronkov.
“Believe so,” replied the representative of the Kremlin to a journalist’s question whether the exigencies of debate in the UN security Council the topic of Syria to justify the tone of the speech.
“Nothing offensive is said was not”, – noticed Sands. According to him, the topics of discussions in the UN security Council “really very serious”, “they often concern the nature and future of international relations.”
“The manifestation of the softness then in the future is fraught with dire consequences, therefore it is better to defend the interests of our country today, and if necessary – hard enough”, – concluded the press-Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation.
Yesterday at a meeting of the UN security Council, which considered the draft resolution on Syria, Safronkov lashed out at British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft that in the presence of the UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura has accused Russia of a “brazen support for the regime (Syrian President Bashar) Assad”, calling it “killer” and “criminal.” “You said today, Mr. Rycroft not on the agenda of the meeting, insulted Syria, Iran, Turkey, and other Nations. Please follow the order of development of the meeting, if some irresponsible, abusive, stumbling slang to relate to their place in the UN Security Council. Don’t you dare insult Russia anymore!” – said Safronov. The Russian diplomat also demanded from British colleagues “do not look away” when they turn to him.