To my colleagues from Russia, you are isolating yourselves from the international community every time one of Assad's planes drop another barrel bomb on civilians, and every time Assad tries to starve another community to death. People, not just in the West, but across the Middle East and the world, are speaking out against Assad's brutality.
It is long past time for Russia to stop covering for Assad. It is long past time for Russia to push seriously for peace, and not continue to be part of the problem.>> To exclude Damascus, to exclude the representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic from this process is unprofessional, unacceptable, unethical and arrogant.
The political settlement, Mr. Minister, is the only way of returning Syria to peace and to easing the tensions in the Middle East.