Rejection of the draft resolutions of Russia and the USA on the UN on Venezuela
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Two draft resolutions on Venezuela have been rejected on Thursday on the UN Safety Council. The US venture was blocked by a double Russian-Chinese language veto, whereas the Russian textual content was discarded for lack of ample votes.
Moscow and Beijing opposed their vetoThursday, February 28, to a draft decision of theUnited Nations drafted by the USA calling for the holding of a presidential election
free in Venezuela.
The textual content, which additionally said that humanitarian support might be delivered to Venezuela regardless of the president's refusal Nicolas mature, picked up the 9 votes crucial for its adoption, forcing Moscow and Beijing to veto it to dam it.
The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vassili Nebenzia, justified his resolution by fearing that such a decision might be used to arrange a "actual (army), not humanitarian" intervention.
Russia doesn’t go a decision
His French counterpart, François Delattre, had assured somewhat earlier that the textual content "didn’t symbolize a authorized foundation for the usage of drive, nor a way to undermine the sovereignty of Venezuela."
South Africa additionally voted towards the draft decision, whereas three international locations abstained.
A draft decision drafted by Russia supporting the federal government. Mature and the seek for a political resolution in Venezuela was later rejected due to inadequate votes.
The Russian textual content, which presupposed to denounce "the threats of utilizing drive" towards Caracas, repeatedly stirred by the USA, solely received the assist of 4 international locations (Russia, China, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea).
With Reuters and AFP