Pompeo proposes to “raise the price” for Russia and China for supporting Assad

Помпео предлагает "поднять цену" для РФ и Китая за поддержку Асада

The United States together with other “responsible countries” to the UN should increase the price for Russia and China, which use permanent membership in the security Council to block peace initiatives on Syria.

This at a press briefing said U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo, reports the correspondent of UKRINFORM.

“Over the last few months Russia and China have repeatedly abused his right of veto in the security Council, supporting the strategy of the Assad regime, which kills its own people”, – said the head of American diplomacy.

According to him, the calculation in Moscow and Beijing can be traced very clearly: “they think They will escape retribution for their actions in the Security Council. They believe that their partnership with the Assad regime would bring political and economic benefits that exceed any price of conscience or moral obligation”.

At the same time, Pompeo said: “our duty of responsible countries, is to increase the price”.

He also stressed the need “to document the human dimension of the decisions of Russia and China,” and remind the world just who cover these two modes.

U.S. Secretary of state made the remarks after the Russian and Chinese delegations have blocked the Security Council resolution on the work of the UN cross-border humanitarian assistance to Syria. The document provides for delivery to the country assistance through two checkpoints on the border with Turkey.

The Russian General said about the need of “gradual collapse” cross-border mechanism. Moscow, in particular, are not satisfied that as humanitarian support comes to areas that are not controlled by the Assad regime.