The Russian Foreign Ministry has considered the so-called “Friends of Syria” meeting in Paris as being “politically wrong” and “immoral,” as these “friends” only rely on one part of the conflict in Syria.
“Russia, China and a number of other countries which have traditionally friendly relations with the Syrian Arab Republic and its people have refused to join those ‘friends’ because we believe that the format that they have chosen is not only politically wrong, but also immoral,” Ria Novosti quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich as saying in a statement on Friday.
The statement followed a meeting held over the Syrian unrest in the French capital on Friday. Russia and China boycotted the meeting as one-sided.
Addressing the delegates, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Moscow and Beijing over their support for Syria, saying they “will pay a price” for their actions. She then urged the participants to put pressure on Russia and China to withdraw their support.
Lukashevich criticized the Paris meeting, saying the US and its allies’ “friendship” with the Syrian opposition could only aggravate the conflicts within the country.
“This would mean only one thing – the continuation of bloodshed and new human tragedies,” he said.