The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.
Debate around a ceasefire resolution extended into a second day after Russian Federation objected to an earlier version that would have imposed a 30-day halt in hostilities, with United Nations ambassador Vassily Nebenzia calling the proposal "unrealistic" and accusing other council members of being misled by a "massive psychosis".
More than 2,400 people were said to have been injured there since government forces and their allies escalated their offensive on the Damascus suburb on February 18.
Meanwhile, Syrian state media said rebels in Ghouta have killed at least 16 civilians in eastern districts of the city over the past week. Daily goods and medicine are in short supply and the humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating.
"Unbelievable that Russian Federation is stalling a vote on a ceasefire allowing humanitarian access in Syria", Haley said in a tweet.
"I am trying to facilitate a meaningful outcome of this Security Council [effort] so I can only protect what we're trying to do and that is to have a resolution adopted yesterday". Let s do this tonight.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley expressed dismay, saying on Twitter: Unbelievable that Russian Federation is stalling a vote on a ceasefire allowing humanitarian access in Syria.
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U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson said in January that some 2,000 USA troops would stay in Syria after the defeat of IS for an indefinite period to counter-balance Iran's influence in the region.
After delaying the vote twice on Friday, the Security Council scheduled a vote for Saturday at noon.
Some other 5,000 armed terrorists based in the town of al-Tanf in southeastern Syria were also supposed to join Jaish al-Islam militants in Eastern Ghouta under the cover of United States strikes, he added. "The Syrian people can t wait".
Conditions there have been described as "hell on earth" by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia had repeatedly called an immediate cease-fire unrealistic.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron wrote to Putin to ask him to back the cease-fire. In November, Russia used its veto to bring to an end a UN-led investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
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