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Russia bristles at Obama's criticism of its course on Syria
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:01 PM EST
Russia has rejected President Barack Obama's criticism of its stance on Syria as part of Washington's push for a U.N. Security Council resolution that would threaten sanctions against the Syrian government.
The ministry dismissed the Western-backed U.N. draft resolution raising the prospect of sanctions on Damascus if it fails to create conditions for unrestricted humanitarian aid deliveries as "unbalanced and counterproductive."
Russia has been a key ally of Syria, protecting it from U.N. sanctions.