China supported Russia to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution on Friday which would have imposed an arms embargo against Zimbabwe and financial and travel sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and other key leaders of the country's ruling party.
The concerted Western-led resolution managed to secure nine votes, the minimum needed to gain approval in the 15-nation council. But the resolution pushed by the Bush administration failed because of the strong resistance by two of the five veto-wielding permanent members.
Through the Western media reports, we are being constantly made aware of the intimidation and violence created by the Mugabe’s factions against its opponents in the recently conducted one-sided presidential elections. The West continued to report that the main opponent’s party members numbering 113 were killed during the process of the election.
Using the unfair elections as a basis or perhaps, other reasons that we are not too sure of, the West led by the
At the recent summit the African Union (AU) leaders adopted a resolution calling for dialogue in
I wish to point out here that the Russian and the Chinese are only trying to give the
The US stance is not always the best way around the political problem in Zimbabwe and so far, tough economic sanctions on Iran and North Korea have not worked and the fact that the people of those countries suffered more in such a situation have prompted the countries to vote against the resolution. We should praise those countries who voted against the resolution considering the strong pressure of the Western powers. I salute
As for Burkino Faso, Costa Rica, Croatia, Panama who voted for it, you are nothing but merely the pawn of the West made up of the US, France and Italy. Sometimes, I wish these countries could decide independently what is good for the smaller developing countries of the world. But then again, the