Russia-West tensions could be put to UN Security Council, say US officials

Hello and welcome to the details of Russia-West tensions could be put to UN Security Council, say US officials and now with the details

Russia has amassed tanks, artillery and tens of thousands of troops near the border of Ukraine as it demands guarantees that its neighbour will never join Nato. — AFP pic
Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Russia has amassed tanks, artillery and tens of thousands of troops near the border of Ukraine as it demands guarantees that its neighbour will never join Nato. — AFP pic

NEW YORK, Jan 15 — If Moscow escalates the Ukrainian security crisis, the United States may refer the matter to the UN Security Council, US officials said yesterday, stressing Washington still favours a diplomatic solution.

Tensions have mounted between the West and Russia over accusations Moscow is preparing to invade Ukraine.

“If Russia takes action, we’re not going to hesitate to pursue an appropriate response in the Council and defend the principles of the UN Charter,” a US official told reporters, on condition of anonymity.

“All options for Security Council response are on the table and we’re discussing all of those with other Security Council members and with partners here in New York,” the official added. “We are looking at the appropriate time to raise the issue in the Council.”

Russia has amassed tanks, artillery and tens of thousands of troops near the border of Ukraine as it demands guarantees that its neighbour will never join Nato.

US officials said earlier yesterday they had obtained intelligence showing Russia is planning a “false-flag” operation to create a pretext for an invasion.

“If Russia further escalates tension to really go to the heart of the principles and commitments that all nations states have made in the UN Charter... there will be obviously an opportunity for discussion at the UN Security Council,” another US official said, also on condition of anonymity.

The second official said the Security Council will in part be a forum “where you can see publicly a debate between the US and Russia in the event of they choose (an) escalatory path.”

But he reiterated the US stance that Washington and its allies “vastly prefer... a path of diplomacy.”

So far, the UN has stayed silent on the recent mounting tensions between Moscow and Washington, two permanent members of the Security Council with veto power over its decisions.

UN chief Antonio Guterres has himself made few comments on the Ukraine issue, and none of the other 13 members of the Security Council has so far requested a meeting on the crisis. — AFP

These were the details of the news Russia-West tensions could be put to UN Security Council, say US officials for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV The UAE welcomes the Security Council’s condemnation of the Houthi hijacking...
NEXT “Babylon Massacre” .. A source reveals the opening of an investigation...

Author Information

I have been an independent financial adviser for over 11 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicize valuable information for shareholder community. Address: 2077 Sharon Lane Mishawaka, IN 46544, USA Phone: (+1) 574-255-1083 Email: [email protected]