Russia assumes presidency at UN Security Council, outlines agenda

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UPDATED 7:32 AM PT — Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Russia is urging a diplomatic solution to international conflicts as its envoys assume presidency at the UN Security Council. While speaking at the UN headquarters in New York Tuesday, the Russian Envoy Vasily Nebenzya vowed support for U.S. talks with North Korea and the Afghanistan.

The diplomat said he will disprove the allegations of deliberate attacks on civilians in the Syrian province of Idlib by the Syrian Army and Russian forces. He blamed terror groups in rebel-held areas for the humanitarian crisis in Idlib.

Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya addresses the United Nations Security Council, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo)

The Russian envoy also said Islamic terrorists are spreading their influence across the globe.

“We know that Afghanistan experiences influx of terrorists from other areas,” he stated. “There is an appetite to continue talks and negotiations, let’s be hopeful about that.”

Russian diplomats said they will advance consultations with the U.S. and China to ease tensions in international affairs.