Nine OAS Member States Did Not Support Resolution Condemning Russia
Oct. 7, 2022 (EIRNS)—Yesterday, during the meeting of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Lima, Peru, nine member nations did not vote to approve a resolution presented by Guatemala condemning Russia’s “illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.” Among those not voting were the “big three”—Argentina, Brazil and Mexico—plus Bolivia, Honduras, Dominica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Undoubtedly invited by Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy put in an appearance in the form of a prerecorded message telling members to vote against Russia both at the OAS and also at next week’s emergency UN General Assembly session. He also ordered them not to do business with Russian “individuals or companies,” threatening that those who do so might end up being targeted for international sanctions.
The convening of the UNGA session was a desperate ploy by the U.S. and its NATO allies to ram through an anti-Russia resolution, after they failed to do so at the UN Security Council on Sept. 30. The Guatemalan resolution called for the “renewed and energetic condemnation of the illegal, unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.” It references the “immense concern over the Russian Federation’s indifference and disrespect for the OAS’s calls for the withdrawal of its military forces from Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.”
On Oct. 10, an emergency session of the UN General Assembly will commence, at the request of the U.S., for a resolution against Russia to be introduced and voted upon.