Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon erred in accusing Belarus of violating an arms embargo on Ivory Coast by sending attack helicopters to support Laurent Gbagbo ’s effort to retain the presidency.
Russia supports China’s proposal to hold six-nation talks on military tensions stemming from North Korea’s Nov. 23 artillery attack on a South Korean island, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations said.
Communications lapses between United Nations troops and villages in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo delayed the response to the rapes of at least 154 women there last month, U.S. and Russian diplomats said today.
United Nations inspectors found “clear and convincing evidence” that poison sarin gas was used in an attack near Syria’s capital of Damascus, where the U.S. says President Bashar al-Assad’s troops on Aug. 21 fired chemical weapons that killed more than 1,400 people.
A no-fly zone over Libya can’t be quickly authorized by the United Nations Security Council unless the air forces and strategy for enforcing it are clearly defined, Russia’s ambassador to the world body said.