At least two U.N. Security Council members said they will not hold the president accountable for the mass shootings in the United States that left 13 people dead and more than 1,000 wounded in a single day, a day after a gunman killed 14 people and wounded 22 more.
“We don’t need to go into the details of how he acted,” Russia’s U.K. Ambassador to the U.
Ns., Matthew Rycroft, told reporters on Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly.
“The only thing that we have to do is to keep the attention on the problem, the root cause of this, and that’s the fact that we are living in a country that doesn’t protect its citizens.
That is the reality.”
Rycroft was referring to President Donald Trump’s assertion that his administration is working to address gun violence.
Trump has repeatedly criticized his predecessor, Barack Obama, for failing to hold the nation’s leaders accountable for violence committed with guns in the U of N’s capital.
But he has said he believes his administration has taken steps to prevent future mass shootings.
The U.L.S., France, Russia, China, Germany, and the U,N.
have held four rounds of Security Council consultations since the Nov. 14 shooting in a school in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 children and six adults dead.
They have also held several more rounds of consultations since then, with U.C. Berkeley, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Switzerland among the other participating nations.
The six countries were joined by France, Belgium, Japan, Mexico, and Russia.
Russia, which has the U-N.
mission, has said it is working with its allies and is committed to developing a new system of universal background checks.
But Rycroft said there are no plans to introduce new gun control measures until the U.-N.
talks are over.
Rycroft, a former Marine Corps general, is also a member of the U.,N.’s Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, which is tasked with working with other U. N. member states to promote peace.
He has criticized U.s.
President Donald Trumps policies on Syria and Afghanistan.