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 More than 100 states support UN Charter amendments to limit right of veto, - Serheiev

More than 100 member states already support France's initiative to amend the UN Charter to limit the use of the right of veto.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Interfax-Ukraine, this was announced by permanent representative of Ukraine at the UN Yurii Serheiev in New York on Tuesday.

"This is quite a challenging issue and amendments can not be introduced so simply - it is about the UN Charter which defines all these things. Of course, our primary hope is that the right's holders will themselves find mechanisms limiting the use of veto in an open conflict that threatens the lives of people," the diplomat said.

He recalled that France had put forward the corresponding initiative, which caused certain discussions at the UN General Assembly.

"Tomorrow, France and Mexico convene a meeting, and Ukraine supports the initiative. More than 100 countries have already welcomed the idea. The first thing is to identify the maximum number of those who stand by it. It is desirable that more than a third part of member states are there, creating a critical mass to further this initiative and exert pressure on other members of the UN Security Council," Serheiev said.

After that, he added, a serious discussion concerning the future fate of the UN Charter may start. "After all, the mechanisms are not spelled out, so this is only the beginning," he resumed.

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