Photo: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock the UN security Council can circumvent a Russian veto

In 1950, a resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly, uniting for peace, which provides that in case of agreement of nine security Council members out of 15, the matter may be referred to a vote in the General Assembly.

In the decisions of the UN General Assembly contains a mechanism that will help to circumvent Russia’s veto in the UN security Council when deciding about the reaction to the chemical attack in Syria. It is necessary to use the General Assembly resolution of 1950, reports on Tuesday, April 24, The Guardian.

Noted that in recent years Russia 11 times used its veto right in the UN security Council when making decisions on Syria, concerning, in particular, investigate the use of chemical weapons .

In particular, in November 2017, Russia vetoed a resolution extending the mandate of the General mechanism of the United Nations and the Organization for the prevention of the use of chemical weapons on the investigation hematic in Syria. Now, the OPCW experts who are in Syria, do not have the right to name the culprit in the attack – this is to make the UN security Council. However, Russia can block any decision, the newspaper notes.

As reported, in this regard, diplomats are discussing the possibility to circumvent the Russian veto.

“In 1950, a resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly, uniting for peace. It provides that in case of agreement of nine security Council members out of 15, the matter may be referred to a vote in the General Assembly,” – writes the edition.

We will remind, earlier the President Petro Poroshenko has urged to deprive Russia of the right of veto in the UN Security Council.

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