A spokesman for Russia's Mission to the U.N. denied that Moscow threatened any country with retaliation if it supported the resolution, saying: "We never threaten anyone. We just explain the situation."
I love it.
The robbing you of your wallet isn't threatening you with that gun. He's "explain[ing] the situation".
The bookie calling in your gambling debt isn't threatening to break your kneecaps. He's "explain[ing] the situation".
If only The Sopranos had lasted another few years.