Lavrov: US pressuring Russia into passing UN resolution on Syria allowing military force
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The US is pushing Russia into approving a UN resolution that would allow for military intervention in Syria, in exchange for American support of Syria's accession to OPCW, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. "Our American partners are starting to blackmail us: 'If Russia does not support a resolution under Chapter 7, then we will withdraw our support for Syria's entry into the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This is a complete departure from what I agreed with Secretary of State John Kerry'," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Channel 1's Sunday Time program. Chapter 7 of the UN charter would allow for potential military intervention in Syria.