Afghanistan Mission: China to use Veto Power against US at the UN Security Council

Afghanistan Mission: China to use Veto Power against US at the UN Security Council
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UNITED NATIONS - Over the issue of Afghanistan Mission extension, China is likely to use Veto Power against US at the UN Security Council.

China may veto U.N. Security Council resolution to extend the world body’s political mission in Afghanistan.

China’s veto will come because there is no reference to its global Belt and Road infrastructure project, diplomats said on Monday, Reuters has reported.

The 15-member Security Council is due to vote later on Monday to renew the mandate for the mission, known as UNAMA, which expires on Tuesday. To pass, a resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by the United States, China , France, Russia and Britain.

Some diplomats said China was expected to veto a resolution - drafted by Germany and Indonesia - that does not reference the Belt and Road project. China’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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