US Ambassador to the UN, predicted the conflicts in North Korea, Iran and Cuba
According to Nikki Haley, the big international crises can occur because of mass violations of human rights.
UN 19 APR. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. The U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley suggests that the following major international crises may arise in North Korea, Iran and Cuba due to the mass violations of human rights. Speaking on Tuesday at the meeting of the UN Security Council, the diplomat defended the point of view according to which the widespread human rights violations are a harbinger of armed conflict.
In her words, “when the state begins to systematically violate human rights, it is a sign, red flag, one of the most obvious indicators of impending instability and violence that spill across borders”. “It is not surprising that the most brutal regimes are the worst violators of human rights,” said Haley, citing the example of Korea, Syria, Myanmar and Burundi.
According to the U.S. Ambassador, “the next international crisis may well come from places where human rights violations are widely ignored”. “Perhaps it will be North Korea, Iran or Cuba. We don’t know where the next uprising against violations of fundamental human rights, but we know from history that they are coming” she said. Nikki Haley warned that if the UN security Council “will not take seriously violations of human rights, they can grow to these challenges to peace and security.”
The UN Security Council on Tuesday on the initiative of the United States held a first debate on the subject of human rights, despite the fact that initially I am opposed to some countries, including Russia and China.
Following the meeting, Haley told reporters that he considered the discussion a “great victory” for the United States, and outlined his vision for the reason that Moscow and other countries lost to Washington. “I think they knew I wouldn’t give up. I think they knew I in any case I would make it know that we will support (the security Council) that this (meeting) was held. They saw that they are moving the bull, and said to myself that it is better to step aside,” said the diplomat.
At the debate of the security Council was made by the UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, who said that human rights should be a key element in efforts to prevent conflict
He urged security Council members to unite and respond effectively to “the most serious violations of human rights” and prevent “mass atrocities”. In this regard, he once again indicated the need to end the suffering of the Syrian people. “Failure to do so is a tragedy that shames us all” — said Guterres.