UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres voiced "regret" Wednesday that the Security Council had failed to agree on the proper recourse to a suspected chemical attack in Syria that killed dozens of people.
Antonio Guterres also warned about the dangers of escalation over Syria.
António Guterres believes that the cold war camethe Cold war is back, but the old deterrents to it are no longer valid.
Guterres said that the Security Council's main responsibility is to keep worldwide peace and security.
"Increasing tensions and the inability to reach a compromise in the establishment of an accountability mechanism threaten to lead to a full-blown military escalation", he added.
The Cold War, which followed the Allied victory in World War Two, saw the USA and its allies facing off for decades with the Soviet Union, of which Russian Federation is the main successor state.
Russian Federation called for the emergency meeting on Syria as tensions remained high over a potential US airstrike in response to Saturday's suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens in the town of Douma.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has urged calm and efforts to restitute peace in Syria during separate calls this week with U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin.Читайте также: Kevin Durant to Become Free Agent And Sign New Deal with Warriors
But France's United Nations ambassador Francois Delattre told the council that in choosing once again to use banned chemical weapons against civilians, Assad's regime had "reached a point of no-return".
"Unilaterally taking military action by circumventing the Security Council is inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the UN Charter and runs counter to the norms of global law and those governing worldwide relations".
The move Friday came as the U.S., France and Britain are in extensive consultations about launching a military strike on Syria in retaliation for suspected chemical weapons attacks. As a result, there is no longer a United Nations team with the independence, technical expertise, and mandate to identify the parties responsible for deadly chemical attacks in Syria.
An investigative team dispatched by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is scheduled to arrive in Douma on April 14 to document what happened there.
While no evidence has been publicly put forward regarding the attacks, several NGOs - including the controversial White Helmets - claim that a gas, probably sarin, was used in Douma on April 7.
While investigations are still pending, claims have been made that the Syrian government has again used chemical weapons against its own people.
"The United States is again trying to mislead the global community and is making yet one more step toward confrontation", Nebenzia told the 15-member Security Council. In 2017 he warmed against "the situation spiraling out of control".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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