As is customary, a press conference was held by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin to mark the beginning of the Russian Federation’s Presidency of the Security Council for the month of December 2011. Ambassador Churkin’s comments in this press conference provide insight into an important problem in the structure of the Security Council that became evident in the course of the implementation of the Security Council resolutions against Libya.
The press conference was held on December 2. There is video of the press conference for those who are interested in viewing the conference itself. (1)
Though other issues were brought up, many of the questions asked by journalists related to the Russian Federation’s views concerning Security Council action on Libya and Syria.
II– Critique of Implementation of SCR 1973 on Libya
During the press conference Ambassador Churkin revealed that NATO had been asked for a “final report…summing up… weiter lesen