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Russia envoy: Show me the evidence on Syria

August 28th, 2013
05:20 PM ET

The Russian ambassador to the European Union condemned any use of chemical weapons, but said the UN Security Council had yet to see any evidence of an attack in Syria.

“I understand that there has been a lot of talk by Western leaders about undeniable evidence,” Vladimir Chizhov told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. “But none of that has been provided to the Security Council.”

Click above to see Amanpour’s full interview with Chizhov.

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  1. Shahin Eslamdoust

    Dit is Een voorbeelden ik ben proberen laten UW zien een pad van vrijheid met kwaliteit zo goed!

    August 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Reply

      I am wondering what Russia is up to. Are you still fighting a cold war with USA or what is it?. Russia only condemns any one who comes with a solution to save life, but does not offer any viable alternative solution. How many people have died in Syria and how many people are misplaced. Syria now needs action not lip service. Action is too late, it has been delayed partly by Russia which is against any action being taken against his ally Syria but seems not to mind about its citizens who are being killed every day.

      September 3, 2013 at 3:07 am | Reply
      • Fisher

        Look on youtube way to world war 3 everything explained.What is happening nowis Corporate fascism.Orwell had the vision ...

        September 4, 2013 at 3:22 am |
      • M.A.P.

        Youtube is not a news outlet and should not be treated like one. Any nutbag can upload whatever nonsense they like. Just because you see it, doesn't make it real.

        September 5, 2013 at 7:00 am |
      • Hafed

        Russia had tried to deter the west from committing a carnage in Iraq but to no avail,the result of which AS WE SEE IT TODAY, is a shockingly stable and democratic IRAQ.knowing what will happen to Syria should America starts applying its democratic medication,it'sonly logic that Russia takes such a stance .In any way, should the strike takes place, the West and the US will certainly find the reaction of the region totally surprising, just like Israel in 2006 blunder into Lebanon. Time for the West and the US in particular to understand that they are no longer wanted in the region.

        September 6, 2013 at 2:09 am |
  2. Kat

    Ms. Amanpour,

    I trust you to ask the questions no one else will. During the War on Gaza, Israel carried out chemical attacks on Palestinians and yet were never held accountable. Moreover, it is widely known that Israel has a cache of weapons (from the US and their own) that could easily target Syria. Why, then, should we become involved in an issue that has, in the news media, often been misreported as "protecting our allies" – and, moreover, why do we hold different standards for Israel's use of white phosphorus (for example)? I trust you implicitly as a journalist so I'm quite aware that you already know these facts. When are you going to push for answers?

    August 28, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Reply
    • M

      And also please answer, who was and is responsible to sell the chemical materials to Syrian (government or rebels) and before that to Saddam that used against Iran (1986-1988)?

      August 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Reply
      • Husain Nasir

        Thanks for asking this question Does the grand dame Amanpour have an answer ? No she is a coward and hits at the oppresed .Shame upon her and her sponsors.

        September 4, 2013 at 3:30 am |
      • Hafed

        Western democracy is trailered to fit American /Israeli interest and that's what America has made known all along , but Arabs keep turning a deaf ear to this arrogant statement .Actually we see this brand of democracy almost everywhere in the Middle East , so enough of this barbaric charity .

        September 6, 2013 at 2:25 am |
  3. jimmy lim

    For the syrians sake and to stop further massacre just send in the Tomahawks and the Arab league and SLA will take care of the rest

    August 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Reply
  4. chandran new delhi india

    actually most of the war in Asia started by western media houses for their TRP rating

    August 29, 2013 at 5:23 am | Reply
  5. ashok

    Had Russia played a more constructive role, a lot of Syrian lives could have been saved.

    August 29, 2013 at 7:02 am | Reply
    • scrut

      The same goes for the US.

      August 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Reply
    • M.A.P.

      @scrut – The same does NOT go for the US!!! They tried time and time again to introduce sanctions and condemn the regime but Russia and China veto'd EVERYTIME!! Now you blame the US? Jeeeeez!

      September 5, 2013 at 7:02 am | Reply
      • Hafed

        When was America really sincere in expressing interest in having equal relation with Arabs, by Arabs I mean the people not the puppet regimes.This war if it takes place, will be the last war of this century ,you know why, Israel will exist no more.

        September 6, 2013 at 2:37 am |
  6. Jaffari Buyogera

    It is confusing for us developing nations. This problem of chemical weapons who is using them. I am sure many have used them but no alarm has been raised. I dont support what is going on in Syria yet balance of power is vital. The fight is Shias against Suni meaning Sunis are down trodden. The answer is not western mighty intevation but the current Govt. To accept that sunis too have a right to live in Syria. The Shias cannot alone be on mount Kilimanjaro.

    August 29, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  7. Jaffari Buyogera

    Russia and China have to show concern that what happened in Iraq, Libya awmd nmw Afghanstan does not happen in Syria. Instead as close allied to Assad advise him agree accommodate the Sunis. Egypt is suffering and indeed we cant need the USA or Western countries just when there are wars. I dont understand the functions of the Arab League when there Arab crisis. Palestine is on fire but Arabs are calm why today they are putting fingure on Syria negatively instead of solving the problem. We cannot continue to be white man's burden for wars only instead of developments.

    August 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Reply
  8. José Antonio Re

    I would like United States dont fight in Siria, would be a world caos.

    August 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  9. José Antonio Re

    Please America, dont go to fight in Siria would be a caos

    August 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  10. José Antonio Re

    Los EE.UU no deben intervenir en Siria y ningún otro país. Es cosa interna de los sirios. No tienen que intervenir militares de otros países porque tienen que morir soldados que no tienen nada que ver en ese conflicto. Este asunto sirio no golpea a norteamérica ni a ningún otro país, por lo tanto no hagan morir soldados que nada tienen que defender allí.

    August 29, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  11. carlton peters

    the arab league sits like a toothless bulldog watching their brothers been stir up like oats meal. As for russia and china, they sat without intervening until it has reached this far. What help are they giving interms of peace to syria? Let the U.S and UK take time to enter coz there wil be weeping and nashing of teeth.

    August 30, 2013 at 2:39 am | Reply
  12. diggy

    We will show you the evidence. Bend over..

    August 30, 2013 at 2:50 am | Reply
  13. Dervid

    Wait, the US is now blaming Syria and UN inspectors are leaving - What did the UN inspectors find out? Tell us! Do your job CNN!

    August 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Reply
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  15. Peon887

    On no!! We must let Syria get away with cold blooded murder,,they may send some suicidal religious people to bomb our women and children..yuk.

    August 31, 2013 at 9:08 am | Reply
  16. jimmy lim

    DIsappointed with Obama. Didnt know he is a chicken like the british backing out and getting cold feet to save innocent lives lost by Assad's massacre. At this rate, another 100k lives may be lost in the next couple of months

    September 1, 2013 at 6:40 am | Reply
  17. viktor

    You should let the russians,chinese and others take their children and see how they react when their very own families and children are murdered by criminals like Assad.

    September 1, 2013 at 9:02 am | Reply
  18. Mahesh

    What a Point,,,,Blind is asking the doctor show me eye...
    Russia that's deeply engraved within syria must know the Global eyes are wide open and media is the third eye....
    monkey man is there with Live grenade ... must know.... you Donkey Man.

    September 1, 2013 at 10:33 am | Reply
  19. aurelius

    Expecting me to believe that the Putin's Russia will ever ever accept a proof, not matter how solid, from the West is an insult to my intelligence.

    September 2, 2013 at 3:41 am | Reply
  20. Kalus shango

    I think us should go ahead and strike on assad.

    September 2, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • Husain Nasir

      why strike Asaad ? why not think of a peaceful solution ? What will you say if someone said the same about striking Israel or a western country?War kills ,and never solves issues,only makes them worse.

      September 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  21. micky

    disgrace of all Presidents,U.N. ,E.U. waiting for their salary....maybe and a Miracle

    September 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  22. Husain Nasir

    Ms Amanpour, Interview with Syrian Ambassador to UN was disappointing. He did a good defence of Syria, whereas you were totally biased and illogical. You acted a and spoke as an agent of The White House,not as an anchor who has to be always neutral and in search of truth.How do you go to sleep after so much lies and hatred in your blood??

    September 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Reply
  23. Mario S A

    Who the hell is "Amanpour"? She always ask some shiit question like " how you sleep" , you are a liere", stop command to a prime minister while interviewing. This is not geniousness, it's a Shiits & dishonours to other by calling interview to her program .

    September 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Reply
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    If Need evidence Mr. Rusky you will have to creep into obama's dreams.

    September 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Reply
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    The west is going to repeat the same thing they did in Iraq. The World will be more peaceful without these western ignorant politicians who are controlled by some business gangsters.

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