SearchUN General Assembly Declares Crimea Secession Vote Invalid

UN General Assembly Declares Crimea Secession Vote Invalid ... 30/03/2014 News

Keywords:#Crimea, #General_Assembly, #Moscow, #Reuters, #Russia, #Security_Council, #Tasnim, #Ukraine

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The UN General Assembly on Thursday passed a non-binding resolution declaring invalid Crimea's referendum earlier this month on seceding from Ukraine.

There were 100 votes in favor, 11 against and 58 abstentions in the 193-nation assembly. Two dozen countries did not participate in the vote, either because they did not show up or because they have not paid their dues, UN diplomats said.

The General Assembly resolution echoes a text Moscow vetoed earlier this month in the Security Council. The approved declaration dismisses Crimea's vote as "having no validity, (and) cannot form the basis for any alteration of the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea or of the City of Sevastopol," Reuters reported.

The resolution says the General Assembly "calls upon all States, international organizations and specialized agencies not to recognize any alteration of the status" of Crimea and Sevastopol.

Although the resolution is non-binding, western diplomats said it sends a strong political message about Russia's lack of broad support on the Crimean issue.


Read more from Source »

Related articles based on keyword density
GLOBAL TOP 1000 WEBSITES 2016 – Ratak IT... 16/03/2017 News
Ratak introduces global Top Websites of 2016 Data for table Top201702 1,Abarkooh,Armenia,Bahram 2,Bahram 3,Britain,Caesar,Carus,...View Details»

Russia’s Ace in the Hole: Iran ... 08/04/2014 Politics
By Eli Lake Tensions between Russia and the West are hitting a new peak. And in this face-off, Moscow has an extraordinary piece of leverage: a super-...View Details»

Obama, G7 Leaders Meet Without Russia As Ukraine Exits Crimea ... 25/03/2014 News
U.S. President Barack Obama conferred with major industrialised allies in the Group of Seven on Monday on how to pressure Russia over its seizure of ...View Details»

The Iran-Ukraine Affair - 11/11/2014 Politics
By Roger Cohen NOV. 10, 2014 Have you heard about the Iran-Ukraine affair? It goes like this. Vladimir Putin’s Russia makes nice over an Iran nuclear ...View Details»

Obama ends economic embargo on ‘terrorism sponsor’ Sudan, prolongs san... 15/01/2017 News
*** U.S. President Barack Obama © John Gress / Reuters President Barack Obama has lifted trade and financial sanctions on Sudan despite its current s...View Details»