The United States, Britain, and France opposed a Russian-drafted UN Security Council statement that would have condemned an attack that targeted the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital, Damascus, which led to deaths and injuries.

Press statements by the 15-member Council must be approved unanimously.

Diplomats said that the United States, with the support of France and Britain, informed the rest of the Council that many facts about what happened on Monday in Damascus remained unclear, and there was no consensus among Council members during a meeting held on Tuesday.

"This serves as a clear illustration of the double standards employed by the Western troika and their approach to legality and order in the international context", Russias deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy said in a post on X. (QNA)
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