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UN Security Council will never pass one-sided resolution on Venezuela — Russian diplomat

The draft US resolution calls for presidential elections in the country

PARIS, February 13. /TASS/. One-sided resolution, hostile to Venezuela’s legitimate government, will never be approved by the UN Security Council, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters during his visit to Paris on Tuesday.

"As I understand, we don’t even have a clear understanding by all Security Council members of stances taken by leading actors, including the US, let alone a common consolidated text [of a resolution] that would be acceptable to everyone in this or that form," he said.

"But I would like to stress: unilateral documents, which are hostile to the legitimate authorities in Caracas, will not make it through the UN Security Council," the Russian diplomat continued. "And Washington should have a clear understanding of this, too."

The draft US resolution, obtained by TASS, contains a call for presidential elections in the country. In response, Moscow has prepared its own variant calling for dialogue. Both documents are now being considered by experts and are yet to be put forward before the UN Security Council.