Russia slams US over ‘odious’ Syria rights resolution

May 30, 2013 | By More

May 30, AP – MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced as “odious” a US-backed draft resolution condemning the Syrian government before a debate at the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday and said it would undermine peace efforts.

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Lavrov said US support for the draft resolution, which would condemn “widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights” by Syrian authorities and affiliated militias, ran counter to US-Russian efforts to convene a peace conference.

“The US delegation is very actively promoting this extremely unwholesome initiative,” Lavrov said.

Associated press journalist for human rights observers – Khizer Hayat reports from the region.

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