By Ben Barrack
Russia’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov tore into his British counterpart over Syria. The incident occurred shortly after the alleged chemical weapons attack. Safronkov was set off after British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft referred to a “toxic alliance” between Syria and Russia.
Here is a translated version of the exchange:
Via Gulf News (h/t SRE):
During a recent United Nations Security Council session focused on Syria, Russia’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN, Vladimir Safronkov, unleashed an impassioned tirade against Britain. “The UK is supporting militant groups in France and also the militant groups that committed the Palm Sunday’s attacks against Egypt’s churches,” he alleged.
He then turned his ire on the British Ambassador, saying “Look at me when I’m speaking. Don’t look away. Why are you looking away?”
For context, here is a news report that explains what was going on:
So after Rycroft called Russia “barbaric”, Safronkov let loose. The Russian ambassador called out Great Britain for harboring Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and for siding with the murderers of Christians in the Middle East.
There is a reason Rycroft had nothing to say in response. It’s true. British leaders have been siding with the Muslim Brotherhood for quite some time now. One of the reasons for that may be self-preservation. The UK has allowed Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers and operatives to flood its country.
Another British Ambassador Under Investigation
Great Britain’s Ambassador to Egypt, John Casson, is under investigation by his host country as well. In fact, what Casson is being accused of is very much in line with what Safronkov accused Rycroft of doing – supporting Muslim Brotherhood terrorists.