Bolivia asks for Security Council talks over ‘threats’ against Syria

Bolivia is asking for emergency consultations of the UN Security Council on “the threats of unilateral military action” against Syria.

Bolivia’s UN Ambassador Sacha Llorentty Soliz, who has supported Russia on Syria in council votes, says he requested a briefing from a senior UN official during closed consultations for Thursday morning.

Llorentty Soliz tells reporters on Wednesday at UN headquarters that Bolivia asked for the meeting not based just on US President Donald Trump’s latest tweets that the United States will launch missiles at Syrian targets in response to the suspected chemical attack in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.

He also cites escalating rhetoric and said “there’s a consistency in his threats.”

Llorentty Soliz says Bolivia is concerned because any unilateral action would violate the UN Charter’s principles and purposes.

— AP

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