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US, NATO 'Likely' to Reject Russian UN Draft Anti-Terror Resolution

© REUTERS / Brendan McDermidRussian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin speaks during a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York.
Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin speaks during a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York. - Sputnik International
The United States and NATO members are likely to reject a Russia-proposed UN Security Council draft anti-terrorism resolution, a prominent Canadian international criminal lawyer told Sputnik Thursday.

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MOSCOW, November 19 (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin announced Russia had submitted a renewed draft UN Security Council resolution on the coordination of efforts in the fight against terrorism.

"We all hope the US and its NATO allies accept the Russian resolution but their actions and words predict that they will reject it and will present their own, which Russia will have to reject because it will ignore Syria and then they will blame Russia for not cooperating in this 'war' against ISIL [Islamic State]," Christopher Black stated.

According to the lawyer, the West is playing "a double game," in Syria, since they are not really concerned with the destruction of ISIL and are pursuing their own geopolitical aims.

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Russian anti-terrorism resolution is a unique chance to clamp down on the extremists, Black noted.

"It is clear that the Russian draft resolution is the only way forward to dealing with the ISIL crisis since it requires the approval and cooperation of the Syrian government," he stressed.

Russia’s proposal is an updated version of the draft resolution that Moscow submitted to the UN Security Council on September 30. The document called for global counterterrorism actions based on the principles of international law, stipulating that any anti-terrorism operation on the territory of a foreign state, such as Syria, must be conducted with the permission of the state’s authorities.

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