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.
U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno said it might be one option after U.S. troops leave Iraq in 2011.
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Will Tehran comply with international demands over its nuclear program? UN Security Council resolution 1929 was passed by 12 votes. Brazil and Turkey voted against. Lebanon abstained.
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