The United States has repeatedly blocked the UN Security Council statement condemning the shelling of the Russian embassy in Damascus, Fyodor Strzhizhovsky, press secretary of Russia’s permanent mission to the UN, said on Tuesday.

“The draft of the UN Security Council statement for press that was proposed by Russia and condemns the attack of terrorists on the building of the Russian embassy in Damascus on November 20, has been blocked by the US delegation again,” he said.

The diplomat drew attention to the fact that this is “not the first time when the leaders of the so-called coalition use double standards with regard to the terrorist acts that had Russian foreign institutions as targets.”

“We would advise them to show such consistency in eradication of armed groups that endanger the work of diplomats of different countries in Syria and the region as a whole,” he said.