Russia, US at odds over UNSC debate on human rights
Russia has opposed a US bid to hold a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting on human rights as a major cause of global conflicts later this month during the American presidency of the 15-nation body.
On Monday, the Security Council approved April’s agenda without including the Washington-proposed debate on human rights, with Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Petr Iliichev saying the Security Council is not the venue for such discussions.
The Russian diplomat argued that “just a general statement that international peace and security are threatened by human rights violations is not true.”
He further argued that other UN bodies, including the General Assembly and the UNHRC already deal with human rights.
“Why are we taking everything…
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