Ramírez: Venezuela is committed to non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela, pointed out that the adoption of this resolution reveals the concern of the international community about the threat these actions pose to peace and security.
“The gravity of these events demands this Security Council doubles its efforts for the promotion of dialogue and negotiation among the parties, in order to contribute to a negotiated solution to the crisis” explained Ramírez.
Moreover, he stated that Venezuela is committed to the process of non-proliferation of weapons, as well as with nuclear disarmament; therefore, this resolution must have the scope of strengthening peace and stability in the North Korean Peninsula.
Ramírez stressed the importance that these measures do not bring consequences onto the population of North Korea.
In this regard, he expressed that “we are concerned that the restrictions imposed on the export of commodities from the country may affect the population. Likewise, we consider these regulations, which are exceptional given the situation at hand, should not be used as a precedent to limit the right of the States to the sovereign control of its natural resources for the promotion of its social and economic development, in compliance with General Assembly resolution 1803.”
"United Nations, now, in the 21st Century and for the third millennium, should focus all of its efforts, to the utmost, on moral, intellectual, scientific, social, cultural, economic and financial order, in the fight against the demons of hunger, poverty and death that scourge our planet."
"We will take with us to the UN a voice that repudiates terrorism and speaks out in favour of world peace; that respects the sovereignty of peoples and has the credit of the 181 countries who voted for us, not as an imperialist power that conquers peoples, but with our Bolivarian vision of peace and the right to exist."
"We must speak clearly and firmly on this point: during the United Nations’ 70 years of existence, the Palestinian people have faced a constant lack of respect for the most basic rights, and it is shameful that this organisation has known about the situation since it was founded and to date no political solution to the conflict has been reached"
"Venezuela will now, more than ever, be an active voice in the defence of the sovereign equality of nations; in particular of the inalienable rights of the peoples of the South to development and peace"