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UNITED NATIONS, October 29 (Itar-Tass) - Russia does not share the idea that the United Nations Security Council would work better if the right of its permanent members to block its resolutions is loosened, Russian Premanent Representative at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on Tuesday.
“It is a profound mistake to believe that the loosening of the veto powers might help enhance the efficiency of the Security Council,” he said. “On the contrary, it will have a reverse effect leading to “rubber-stamping” approaches that reflect the opinion of one group of states. The United Nations was conceived not for that.”
To make the United Nations Security Council a more efficient body that meets the challenges of today, it is necessary “to carry out painstaking work to improve its methods,” he noted, adding that such fundamental provisions, as the right of veto, “have nothing to do with the Security’ Council’s everyday routine.”
The Russian diplomat called on the Security Council to improve its cooperation with other United Nations bodies, including the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, and with regional organizations and international partners.
The right to veto is vested in the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, namely Great Britain, China, Russia, the United States and France.