Venezuelan FM Praises Victory of Peace After US Resolution Failure at UNSC

President Trump says US is working to get aid into Venezuela

The vote in the 15-member U.N. Security Council was 9-3, with South Africa also voting "no".

Russian Federation and China vetoed a U.S. -drafted U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a free and fair presidential election in Venezuela and unhindered aid access. The strongest criticism was the FANB's ongoing support for the legitimate president, Nicolas Maduro.

The Russian text failed after only four council members voted in favor of it.

The military defeat by Venezuela " s self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaido, who has not succeeded in getting support from the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB), was criticized by US Vice President Mike Pence. If it does, it will likely face a USA veto. Four abstained and the rest were against.

Russian Federation and China on Thursday vetoed a United States resolution in the UN Security Council on addressing the crisis in Venezuela, but a counter-proposal from Moscow did not win enough votes.




Ahead of the Security Council votes on Thursday, French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre, in support of the US -drafted resolution, said it "does not represent a legal basis for a use of force, nor an attempt to undermine the sovereignty of Venezuela". Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has called Bolsonaro "a modern-day Hitler" and has accused him of plotting a military intervention in Venezuela. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershining and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza have confirmed at their meeting in Geneva the unacceptability of any attempts to interfere into Venezuela's internal affairs, and said that United States actions toward Venezuela constitute a violation of global law.

Maduro has claimed there isn't a humanitarian crisis in his country, and said the aid is just a way for the US military to invade.

Despite efforts to block the aid, President Trump said the U.S.is still finding ways to get the aid into Venezuela.

"Today, peace, the protection of sovereignty and self-determination of peoples won in the Security Council".

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