News Exercise #232

(This news report was made before the coalition bombing)

1 What is Russia’s claim regarding the UK?
2 The UK ambassador to the UN make a confusing statement which seemed to defend something that Russia didn’t actually claim. What was it? (Perhaps that part of the Russian claim had not been in the same report; I don’t know.)
3 According to Haley, how has Russia prevented the UN from stopping Assad?

Answers:
1 What is Russia’s claim regarding the UK?
Russia claims that Britain staged the chemical attack in Duma using local aid workers.

2 The UK ambassador to the UN make a confusing statement which seemed to defend something that Russia didn’t actually claim. What was it? (Perhaps that part of the Russian claim had not been in the same report; I don’t know.)
She said that Britain didn’t have any involvement, and would never have any involvement in the use of a chemical weapon.

3 According to Haley, how has Russia prevented the UN from stopping Assad?
She said that Russia had used its veto six times to prevent condemnation of Assad’s use of chemical weapons.

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