Russia explained why he blocked a UN security Council statement on Iraq

Moscow and China blocked a statement of UN Security Council to condemn the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq on 31 December, as it did not take into account the subsequent U.S. attack near the airport in Baghdad, which killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

According to Russia’s permanent representative to the UN of Basil Nebenzu, Russia always condemns attack on any Embassy in any country; so it was in this time the attack on the American Embassy.

And the statement of the security Council was already almost ready, which was followed by the attack of January 3, which killed the commander of the special forces, reports TASS.

“Not to take into account it was impossible,” — said the Ambassador, explaining the reasons on which the statement was taken.

January 3 the United States conducted the operation near the airport of Baghdad, whose aim was the destruction of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Washington he was accused of involvement in attacks on the American Embassy and United States military.

Iran has vowed to respond harshly; in Washington DC was not taken aback: Donald trump said that if Tehran will carry out the threat, the U.S. will strike Iranian targets 52.

the Iraqi Parliament voted for the withdrawal of the American troops and soldiers of all countries of the international coalition.