Lavrov Dismisses Claims of Russia Abusing Veto Power in UN Security Council

September 28, 2014 1:40 PM

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MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti) - Claims that Russia abuses its veto right in the UN Security Council are false, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday in an interview with Rossiya-1 broadcaster and RT news channel.

"Political talks about the veto right being abused are incorrect. When the United Nations was formed, a principle of unanimity between the five permanent members of the Security Council was established, and this is not a privilege, but a responsibility to maintain peace and security. This shows the ...

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