Belarus denies U.S. accusations of trying to sell weapons to Syria
Belarus on Thursday denied American accusations of trying to sell weapons to Syria and violating a UN Security Council resolution after the United States imposed sanctions on a Belarusian state-owned company.
U.S. accusations targeting the Belarus-owned arms company Belvneshpromservice are groundless, Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh told local media.
“It is nothing more than an attempt to put pressure on Belarus for our country’s open and uncompromising position in favor of a peaceful solution to the internal Syrian conflict,” Savinykh said.
He also added that Belarus has always unfailingly fulfilled resolutions of the UN Security Council.
“Unilateral U.S. sanctions run counter to the spirit of constructive cooperation between nations on the basis of international law and mutual respect,” the spokesman said.
The U.S. Treasury Department earlier accused Belvneshpromservice of preparing to deliver aerial bomb fuses to Syria through the Syrian military enterprise Army Supply Bureau.
the USA and belarus in disagreement? wow..this is a first!