China and Russia overruled the US drive for the United Nations Security Council to arrange fresh presidential election in Venezuela in a fair way for wipe out the hindrance on aid access.
The US draft tenacity gathered the minimum nine votes, pushing China and Russia to cast vetos. While Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea declined to vote for or against regardlessly, South Africa also voted against the text.
The United States and Russia have been at confrontations over a US-led campaign for the international acknowledgment of Juan Guido, the Venezuelan opposition leader and the leader of the elected National Assembly, over the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. In the last month Juan Guaido declared himself as the interim leader of the state.
Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenziz told, “ We are seriously concerned about the fact that today’s meeting may be exploited as a step for preparations of a real, not humanitarian, intervention … as a result of the alleged inability of the Security Council to resolve the situation in Venezuela”.
US President Donald Trump has told all kind of options will be considered in the dealing with Venezuela, although US special envoy for Venezuela Elliot Abrams, has refused the Russian charges that Washington is preparing to interfere to the Venezuelan military.
Before the Security Council vote, French UN Ambassador Francois Delattre told, “ does not represent a legal basis for a use of force, nor an attempt to undermine the sovereignty of Venezuela”, supporting the US-drafted resolution.
Along with 50 nations, United Nations acknowledged Juan Guido as the legitimate President of Venezuela, but Nicolas Maduro still controls the military, as well as state institutions and oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA, which provides 90 percent export revenue of the country.