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MOSCOW, September 27 (Itar-Tass) —— The way the UN Security Council resolutions on Libya had been fulfilled seriously damaged the authority of that body, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Vesti-24 on Tuesday.
“I think that the authority of the UN Security Council was damaged seriously, because no one had breached its resolutions so flagrantly and grossly before. Even resolution 1970, which introduced a full embargo on arms trade and military services to Libya, was breached, and that violation was admitted openly,” he said.
“The weapons were supplied from European countries, from some states in the Arab region. There were instructors there, too, and no one refuted the Western media reports about commando units planning and performing the hostilities,” the minister said.
Russia will not support an excessive enlargement of the UN Security Council, as the optimal number of new representatives is five or six, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Vesti-24 on Tuesday.
“The UN Security Council should have more members. The Council should be more representative. It is impossible to leave out states, which have become economic and financial centers, especially as political might accompanies finance and economics,” Lavrov said.
“Such countries as India, Brazil and South Africa are giving reason for the need to enlarge the representation of the third world at the UN Security Council, and that is absolutely fair,” he said.
“On the other hand, the enlargement of the Council should not be a goal in itself or harm its efficiency,” the minister said. “Hence, we will not support an excessive enlargement of the UN Security Council. We will seek a formula to elect five or six new members,” he said.
Asked whether the new members will be permanent or non-permanent, Lavrov said, “Either way.”