Minsk protests against Ukraine's forced return to Kiev of Belavia planeWorld October 22, 14:05
Russian Foreign Ministry: Militants in Aleppo fail assistance delivery, civilians outflowsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:03
Kremlin: Syria’s breakup may become catastrophe for the regionRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:00
Kremlin: Common language at Normandy Four talks is not oftenRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 13:56
Kremlin: Extending humanitarian pause in Aleppo is Putin’s independent decisionRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 13:50
Putin offered condolences to families of victims in Mi-8 crash in YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 11:20
Production of Russian flu vaccines in Nicaragua may start on October 22Society & Culture October 22, 7:44
Mascot of 2018 World Cup should be remembered like Olympic Mishka, Mutko saysSport October 22, 6:31
Nineteen people killed, 3 injured in helicopter crash landing in Russia's YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 5:00
MOSCOW, October 15. /TASS/. Cancellation of veto right for permanent members of the UN Security Council will allow the United States and its allies to get almost all resolutions suitable for them approved, Russia’s Permanent Representative at the UN Vitaly Churkin said in a televised interview with the Russian Channel One on Saturday.
"That’s the world where the US and its allies practically always have nine votes in favor of one resolution or another. So without the veto right, they could simply put a resolution on the table and rubber stamp these resolutions," Churkin said.
On October 4, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged to take resolute measures to unlock the situation around Aleppo and suggested that some criteria should be adopted for limiting the power of veto at the UN Security Council. This exceptionally important initiative would allow the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, he said.
Meanwhile, Churkin said in response that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights had not been authorized to speak on the issue. Russian Foreign Ministry official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the veto right was a tool needed for the world "not to lose its strategic balance."