Russia heads UN Security Council

Russia took on the UN Security Council presidency on March 1.

Russia heads UN Security Council
Kosovo, the Middle East, Afghanistan, Iran and international terrorism will be priority issues at the UN Security Council as Russia has assumed the council presidency, Russia's UN envoy said on Saturday.

Russia took on the UN Security Council presidency on March 1. The Presidency of the Security Council is held in turn by the members of the Security Council in the English alphabetical order of their names. Each President holds office for one calendar month.

Vitaly Churkin met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss a preliminary agenda for March, as well as interaction between the secretary general and the UN Security Council.

On its first working day, March 3, the UN Security Council is to adopt a new resolution on Iran that will impose sanctions but not authorize the use of force against Iran over its nuclear program

Churkin said previously the resolution will be accompanied by a statement from the foreign ministers of the Iran Six, which will urge "the continued efforts of the six towards a diplomatic and political solution on this matter."


RIA Novosti

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