Moscow open to consultations with London on UN Security Council resolution

Russia would be open to consultations with the United Kingdom on a draft resolution entitling the Royal Air Force to deliver airstrikes in Syria

Russia would be open to consultations with the United Kingdom on a draft resolution entitling the Royal Air Force to deliver airstrikes in Syria in case such a draft resolution is submitted to the UN Security Council, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

"I can say that if the United Kingdom has some concerns, it should not. If there is the desire to promote some ideas, they should certainly be reaching not for a microphone but for a telephone to give the relevant instructions to their permanent representative in the UN. So that he should start consultations, including with Russia," Zakharova said in an interview shown in the Saturday analytical program hosted by Sergei Brilyov on the Rossiya-1 TV channel when asked whether there are reasons for London to have concerns that Moscow might block a draft UN Security Council resolution entitling the Royal Air Force to strike Syria.

"We have never blocked anything as long this concerns reasonable initiatives based on international law," Zakharova said.

"It is our absolutely clear position that, definitely, the matter should concern interaction, so that these steps should not be aimed at destroying Syria's statehood," Zakharova said.

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