Russia Reiterates Putin’s Appeal for Summit of Five Founding Members of United Nations
Oct. 24, 2020 (EIRNS)—RT today posted a long op-ed by Dmitry Medvedev, former Russian Prime Minister and President, and now deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, in which, among other things, he stressed, “We hope that the UN Security Council will hold a face-to-face summit of the nuclear five to discuss the most pressing problems of humankind. The issue of prolongation of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (the New START Treaty) also needs to be promptly resolved.” From Jerusalem, on Jan. 23, and before the umbrage of the coronavirus pandemic, President Vladimir Putin first stated the urgency for a summit of the permanent members of the UN Security Council—Russia, the U.S., China, France and the U.K.
The occasion of Medvedev’s statement, entitled, “75th Anniversary of the United Nations: Old Problems, New Challenges and Global Solutions,” is to mark today as 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Organization.
“Despite all the problems and crises that the United Nations and its member states have faced over these years, it is hard to disagree that it is largely thanks to the international legal and political mechanisms established by the UN Charter that we managed to avoid plunging into an all-out third world war and deal with many critical issues when shaping the post-war world order,”
Medvedev wrote. “I will remind you that, when the UN founding members, including the U.S.S.R., created the Organization, they formulated its mission, which includes three principles: commitment to a stable and safe world, promotion of human rights, and building a more just world order.”
Despite all of the efforts to maintain peace, however, “we are still witnessing unilateral aggressive actions and blatant attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign states undertaken, inter alia, by the U.S. and its NATO allies,” Medvedev continued.
“No other international organizations, let alone military alliances, can undermine the UN principal organs’ monopoly on the expression of the will of the world community. The dilution of the responsibility for global security, attempts by various organizations and certain nations to stigmatize states and governments and decide the fate of the world would invariably throw us decades back,”
“The typical scenario of unlawful interference in the internal affairs of states is still being repeated: the propagation of social division, support and arming of the opposition to overthrow the present government with a formal reference to democratic values.” His reference is obviously to the policy and strategy of color revolution and regime change.
“Attempts to undermine the role of the UN and establish a certain ‘community (club) of democratic nations’ instead of it are also of particular concern,” Medvedev wrote. “Such ideas do not unite but divide humanity, contribute to international tensions and ultimately lead to direct confrontation.”