Russia against France's proposal on restricting UN Security Council permanent members' veto right

Moscow sees no reasons to restrict the veto right of the permanent UN Security Council members, which France has proposed.

Moscow sees no reasons to restrict the veto right of the permanent UN Security Council members, which France has proposed.

"The [veto] right of the current permanent members cannot be limited: it is clearly stipulated in the charter documents," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told journalists on Thursday.

Consultations are currently under way on France's proposal, he said.

"I don't know how this will appear in the format of the upcoming jubilee session of the UN General Assembly. This involves procedural things and, of course, big-time politics," Lukashevich said.

Russia also doesn't quite understand what the proposal on "restricting the veto right" implies in particular, he said.

"This is about a professional conversation between the states working in this UN body," he said.

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