December 13, 2013
CFK criticises UN Security Council veto
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has criticised the right to veto used by the five permanent members of the Security Council, and defined it as “out of time”, during an anti-nuclear weapon conference held in the city of Buenos Aires.
“When one wants to solve a conflict and gives someone else the right to veto, surely the problem will not be solved. We live in a complicated world, with bad interpretations and you see the global powers' inability to solve conflicts that are making humanity bleed”, said Fernández de Kirchner.
The head of state also turned on the United Kingdom, demanding a “South Atlantic without nuclear weapons”, while lamenting that London “insists on sending submarines” to Malvinas area.
Fernández de Kirchner's speech closed the General Conference of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL).