US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power attacked Russia, Iran and Damascus for alleged "carnage" in Aleppo equating the countries' efforts to liberate the city to the Rwandan genocide. Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin's asked Power to stop pretending to be "Mother Teresa" and remember the role the US played in the Syrian crisis.
UN Security Council meeting ended up with Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin and his American counterpart Samantha Power crossing swords over Syria.
Churkin repelled Power's allegations regarding what she branded as "carnage" in Aleppo and reminded the US representative of Washington's long record of irresponsible policies in Iraq and Syria.
Addressing the Security Council Power Tuesday claimed that "Aleppo will join the ranks of those events in world history that define modern evil." "Halabja, Rwanda, Srebrenica, and now, Aleppo," she said, putting the liberation of Aleppo on par with Iraq's chemical attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja back in 1988 and the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.
"To the Assad regime, Russia and Iran, your forces and proxies are carrying out these crimes… Are you truly incapable of shame? Is there literally nothing that can shame you?" Power asked pathetically.
Churkin in his turn stated that the Western states are responsible for Syrian crisis.
'I do not want to remind the Western Troika [the US, France, the UK]… about its role in the creation of ISIL [Daesh] that came as a result of the American-British intervention in Iraq; the US policies in this country facilitated the emergence of ISIL. I do not want to remind about the role that these three countries played in inciting the Syrian crisis, which resulted in dire consequences and opened the door to terror spree in Syria and Iraq," the Russian envoy emphasized.
"Remember which country you represent. Remember what the track record of your country [contains]," the Russian Ambassador told his American counterpart.