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Security Council veto

Syria isn’t the problem, the power of veto vested in permanent members of the UN Security Council is.

The idea that an organisation consisting of 193 member states can be paralysed by any one of the five permanent members of the Security Council practically amounts to built in impotence.

True, the Council can discuss motions, but their adoption can be vetoed by the US, UK, France, Russia or China, a group which seems to me to be based on the end of the Second World War. Time it was ended.

Brendan Casserly



near Cork


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