The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting Monday afternoon in the wake of reports of an alleged chemical attack in Douma, a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday night. Syria's representative accused the U.S., France, U.K., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey of being responsible for the claim, saying there is no evidence of chemical weapons use and videos reporting to show that are a "Hollywood scene."
The Russian Ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, warned the U.S. and the West in general to stop interfering in the middle east, saying they "leave only chaos behind."
"Do you understand the dangerous threshold to which you are bringing the world?" the Russian envoy asked. Nebenzia cited comments made by Vladimir Putin at the UN in 2015. "Rather than bringing about reforms and addressing foreign interference, it resulted in a brazen destruction of national institutions and lifestyles," Putin said, warning that Syria could suffer the same fate as Libya after U.S. intervention. "Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social division. And nobody cares about human rights, including the rights to life. To the people that have caused this commotion, do you realize what you have done?"
"Concerning their reckless geopolitical developments in the middle east," Nebenzia said to the U.S.: "Do you realize now what you have done?"
"There is a response: No you do not. Just as you fail to understand what you are doing now. The lack of a clear strategy on any issue is appalling not just to us, in confounds not only us, it is confounded to the majority of [nations] seated here," he said. "But they have decided not to openly put this forward to you, following you everywhere you go, regardless of what you do."
"Everywhere you go, everything you touch, chaos is left behind," he said to the U.S.