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Steps bypassing UN Charter multiply chaos — Russian diplomat

June 30, 2015, 13:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The UN Charter, which was signed in 1945, is the foundation of functioning of the whole international system, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov

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MOSCOW, June 30. /TASS/. The Unites States is trying to turn back the course of history by preserving the dominance through the pressure on the unwanted states, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told the Civic Chamber on Tuesday.

Washington fails to contribute to using the huge possibilities of the UN in full and instead of this tries to promote only its unilateral beneficial decisions in the UN Security Council, the high-ranking diplomat said.

"That’s why as this is mostly unsuccessful, the partners criticize without basis the UN Security Council for inaction and attempt to limit its unalienable veto right of the UN permanent members and also act bypassing the UN," Gatilov stressed.

"This is a very dangerous path. The UN efficiency depends on the degree of constructive cooperation between the members and finding mutually acceptable approaches in compliance with the principles of the international law," he said.

The UN Charter, which was signed in 1945, is the foundation of functioning of the whole international system, he stressed. "This is a code of conduct in international affairs."

"The basic principles of cooperation, equality of sovereign states, peaceful settlement of disputes, non-interference in domestic affairs, which are reflected in it [Charter], have been literally hard-won by the mankind," the diplomat said.

The attempts of using the UN as a tool of carrying out a policy of one country or a small group of states should be abandoned, Gatilov stressed. "There is a need to strengthen the authority and contribute and further fulfill the central coordinating role in the international relations."

Most recently, it has been proved that joint actions can lead to a significant progress in solving the most difficult and knotty problems. "And on the contrary, the steps taken to bypass the Charter, multiply chaos and uncertainty.".

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