China and Russia, who vetoed a UN resolution demanding action against Syria, have always rejected the option of lethal operation against the regime led by President Bashar-al-Assad, while on the other hand US along with its gulf allies, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others, have supported actions against the regime.
“We hear Saudi Arabia and Qatar openly speaking about their financing of the armed opposition and supplying weapons to the armed opposition… So, we do not like that,” Churkin said on Thursday.
Churkin also voiced concern regarding the latest massacre in Syria’s Hama Province in which tens of “people on the side of the [Syrian] government were killed by opposition.”
The Russian ambassador then expressed opposition to the US and its allies for attempting to sideline Iran, adding that Tehran should be included in efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis in Syria.
This is while UN-Arab League envoy to Damascus Kofi Annan has highlighted the role of Iran in helping to end the crisis. He also warned against foreign intervention in Syria, saying such a move would only intensify the violence.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also urged the opposition to stop killing Syrian civilians.