Russia's ambassador to the United Nations has walked out of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to protest the US calling the meeting a "stunt".
"I have never ... seen such American heavy-handedness as we're witnessing today," Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said after walking out of the meeting that his country called over a US airstrike in Syria.
Churkin said his US counterpart Samantha Power told him that she was "not interested" in what he had to say because the meeting was a "stunt," prompting Churkin to leave.
"This is a very serious concern that we wanted and we did share with the Security Council," Churkin says.
"It is quite significant and frankly, suspicious, that the United States chose to conduct this particular airstrike at this time."