Russian President Vladimir Putin said: I would like to draw your attention to one absolutely key aspect: In line with international law, only the U.N. Security Council can sanction the use of force against a sovereign state. Any other pretext or method which might be used to justify the use of force against an independent sovereign state is inadmissible and can only be interpreted as an aggression.
The experts point out a sustainable solution for the future, but one also doubts a bit the magnitude of the current crisis.
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UN Secretary General is famous for his quiet diplomacy. But human rights group has criticized Ban Ki-moon for failing to raise human rights issues at talks with China’s President Hu Jintao.
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And BTW do we need UN Security Council? The UN General Assembly has elected India, South Africa, Colombia, Germany and Portugal as the five new non-permanent members of the Security Council. The five members elected last year – Bosnia, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria – will remain on the council until the end of the next year.
MONUC and MONUSCO mission. Failure or success? And how important is for DR Congo the presence of peacekeepers.
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U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno said it might be one option after U.S. troops leave Iraq in 2011.
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