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Re: UN Role
In a message dated 2/20/2002 6:03:24 PM Pacific Standard Time, RonaldS842@aol.com writes:
This was such a clear
violation that the Security Couincil voted 7 to 2 to intervene. The only two
negative votes were Egypt and one other minor nation who I don't recall. Were
they coerced? I don't think so.
There is no evidence that we in any way precipitated the invasion.
Read UN Charter before making any judgment on the issue!
I can't help going into further details:
Article 27(3) states that decisions of S.C. on matters of substance
"shall be made by an affirmative vote of nine members including
the concurring votes of the permanent members." This means
you need all five votes of the permanent members. Thus, the S.C.
resolution on Korea was never passed legally because there was no concurring
vote of Soviet Union and PRC.
Besides, the S.C. vote on Korea was taken in violation of
Article 32 which states, "...any state which is not a Member of the
UN, if it is a party to a dispute under consideration by the S.C., shall
be invited to participate, without vote, in the discussion relating to
the dispute." N.K. was never invited to the S.C. meeting. Thus,
S.C. members voted on the Korea question, without hearing any
explanation from the N.Korean side.