BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Bolivian Ambassador to the UN Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz criticised the US-led airstrike in Syria during a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting in New York on Saturday.

Soliz called the perpetrators of the attack ‘imperialists’ saying the “the interest of those that use unilaterally the power, and violate the United Nations Charter, is not to advance democracy, not to advance liberty, not to fight against the use of chemical weapons, their objective is expand their power and expand their domination.”

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held an emergency meeting in New York City on Saturday, April 14, at Russia’s request after the airstrikes launched by the US, UK and France struck targets in Syria.

Full Transcript:

SOT, Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, Bolivian Ambassador to UN (Spanish): “Bolivia rejects the use and the threat of the use of force. The unilateral actions respond not only to specific interests, of who performs them, allow me the expression: imperialists. What happens is, what we already expressed in previous intervention, the empires believe themselves morally superior to the rest of the world. They believe themselves exceptional and indispensable, therefore they believe they are above the law, above the international law. But in reality, the interest of those that use unilaterally the power, and violate the United Nations Charter, is not to advance democracy, not to advance liberty, not to fight against the use of chemical weapons, their objective is expand their power and expand their domination.”

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SOT, Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, Bolivian Ambassador to UN (Spanish): “What we have witnessed during the last hours, is an attack to the mission of search of the facts by the OPCW, who didn’t initiate the labours programme for today.”

SOT, Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, Bolivian Ambassador to UN (Spanish): “I ask to those permanent members, that used the power only few hours ago, how much money have they invested in arming and training the armed groups in Syria, after which natural resources are they? With which moral authority will they speak about the United Nations Charter in other cases?”

SOT, Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz, Bolivian Ambassador to UN (Spanish): “The distinguished permanent representative for the US, says that the US, their country are ready to shoot – ‘locked and loaded’ – And of course, we clearly listened to her words, with much concern and sadness. We know that they have aircraft, we know that they have satellites, we know that they have ‘smart missiles,’ we know that they have a nuclear weapons arsenal, and we also know that they have a disdain for the international law. But we have this. We have the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter. And at the end, as history demonstrates over and over, at the end these principles will prevail. Thank you.”

SOT, Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations: “Mr. President, as Secretary-General of the United Nations, it is my duty to remind Member States, that there is an obligation, particularly when dealing with matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nations, and with international law in general. UN Charter is very clear on these issues.”

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SOT, Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations: “Mr. President, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. I call on the members of the Security Council to unite and exercise that responsibility. And I urge all members to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsening the suffering of the Syrian people. As I did yesterday, I stress the need to avoid the situation from spiraling out of control.”

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Ivan
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I wish more countries would have the guts to say stuff like that.

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I congratulate the Ambassador Sacha Sergio of Bolivia for his excellent speach. He speaks the truth. I wish that US ambassadors will learn from him. If only US Government have SACHA SERGIO for sure this world will have peace…

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Civil war is about to break out in Bolivia as it is obvious that the people there are in desperate need of a good bombing while we bring peace and democracy to a people unable to express their true feelings being oppressed by the despotic ruling class. “Nikki Haley”