Last quote by Matthew Rycroft
Matthew Rycroft quotes
We are all in favor of fighting terrorism in Syria but the biggest single killer of innocent civilians in Syria is the Syrian regime. The second biggest killer of innocent civilians in Syria is Russia, and it's only the third biggest killer of innocent civilians in Syria that is al-Qaida, al-Nusra and all the other terrorists.
It was a crowded field, it was a strong field and I'm delighted that seven of the 13 candidates were women but I and others have always been clear that while now is the right time for a woman that we were going to pick the strongest person.
Although it's high time for a woman ... the most important thing for the UK was the qualities of leadership of this position.
The Russian proposal is designed to sound good, but to allow them to carry on their deadly bombing campaign.
The U.S. and Russian bid to bring peace to Syria "is very, very near the end of its life and yes the Security Council needs to be ready to fulfill our responsibilities.
They are now facing an unprecedented, unrelenting onslaught of cruelty, and it is increasingly clear that it is an onslaught beyond the capabilities of the Syrian Air Force alone. In short, it is difficult to deny that Russia is partnering with the Syrian regime to carry out war crimes.
Your veto today, Mr. President, has only confirmed what we have known for so long. Russia's actions in recent weeks have exposed just how hollow Russia's commitments to the peaceful process is.
The U.K. will be pushing for as robust and speedy a response as possible.
The sorts of things we will be looking at are the imposition of a sanctions regime and some form of accountability within international legal mechanisms.
Russia was absolutely instrumental in the creation of this Joint Investigative Mechanism working constructively with the United States, so let's hear what they have to say but I would expect them to want the fruits of their labors i.e., this report to lead to action.
We call on the (Syrian) regime to provide land access and if they're not going to do that, then to allow air drops to deliver aid to these people.
Wilfully impeding relief supply and access can constitute a violation of international humanitarian law.
The Security Council needs to be clear in its condemnation and robust in its response.
These groups have no respect for human life. They exploit those taking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean. They overfill poorly maintained boats, ill-suited to such a difficult crossing. And, they abandon their passengers at the first sign of trouble.