UK Asks Russia to Limit UNSC Veto Power, Forgetting Nearly All UN Vetoes are US for Israel


Editor’s note:  Even our Russian friends submit to the “double standard” when it comes to UN vetoes.  Though it would be a “slam dunk” defense, Lavrov would eat his own foot before mentioning Israel.

MOSCOW, August 11. /TASS/. Proposals by France and Britain for restricting or cancelling the power of veto in the UN Security Council in certain cases have no future, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said in reply to a question from TASS.

“As far as the ideas of restricting or canceling the veto power in the UN Security Council are concerned, this is not the first time one hears them,” he said. “They have no chances to succeed. The veto power is enshrined in the UN Charter without any reservations, and it is to be respected by all those who ratified it.”

Earlier, Britain’s UN envoy Matthew Rycroft told TASS in an interview he supported the idea of voluntary restrictions on the use of veto powers, which French President Francois Hollande put forward back in 2013. In particular, he referred to special cases when urgent measures for stopping mass crimes were required. France and Britain are permanent UN Security Council members alongside Russia, China and the United States.

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