Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK “will never vote against credible Security Council action to stop mass atrocities and crimes against humanity,“ in remarks to the Conservative Party this week.
In a statement to mark the party’s ‘Declaration Against Genocide’, Ms May said the “United Kingdom has proudly made clear” that it would not block action to stop such crimes at the UN Security Council.
The party is calling for permanent members of the UN Security Council to be stripped of veto powers that they currently hold, if they use it to stop moves aimed at protecting people from “forces of evil”.
It went on to single out Russia for derailing moves at the UN Security Council on Syria, where a civil war continues to rage.
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