- Posted June 9, 2012 by
Russia will "not allow" military intervention in Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia will not allow the UN Security Council to approve foreign military intervention in Syria, according to Interfax.
Speaking at a briefing in Moscow on June 9, Lvrov said that Russia’s position has not changed. “We will not allow sanctioning use of force by the Security Council,” Interfax cited Lavrov.
Although Lavrov noted that the peace plan proposed by the UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan has “stalled,” there is no feasible alternative to it, he said. The plan was directed at the peaceful regulation of the conflict and not “a forceful change of the government through a large-scale confrontation, with mass casualties among the civilians,” Lavrov said.
Some Russian and foreign media reported that the Black Sea Fleet tanker "Iman" on board which is a group of Marines, ostensibly to perform combat missions off the coast of Syria.