After the explosion of a car bomb near Russian embassy offices that killed 53 people, Russia has accused the US of double standards in its foreign policy on Syria. The US blocked a UN Security Council condemnation of the attack.
The so-called reset button, which was touted as improving relations between Russia and the United States, by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, seems to be getting yet a another reset. Russia, a staunch ally of the Assad regime in Syria, has accused the United States of a double standard in regards to its Syria foreign policy.
The US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to condemn the attack. Russia said that they see the US veto as a serious tendency to undermine unconditional condemnation of all terrorist attacks.
We believe this is double standards. We ... see in it a very dangerous tendency by our American colleagues to depart from the fundamental principle of unconditional condemnation of any terrorist act, a principle which secures the unity of the international community in the fight against terrorism, said Sergei Lagrov, Russia's foreign minister.