Boris Johnson brands Russia a ‘lifeline for Assad’s murderous regime’ after UN veto

Written by: Sebastian Whale

Boris Johnson has expressed his “dismay” at Russia’s decision to veto a UN resolution condemning last week’s chemical weapons attack in Syria.

The Foreign Secretary said the move puts the Kremlin “on the wrong side of the argument” while it continues to act “as a lifeline for Assad’s murderous regime” in Syria.

Russia blocked a motion brought to the UN Security Council that would have required the Syrian government to cooperate with investigators following the attack in Idlib, which left 89 people dead and triggered retaliatory strikes by the United States.

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Source: News Now/Politics Home Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.