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Ukraine war

Japan PM to propose limits on U.N. Security Council vetoes

Idea reemerges after Russia blocks resolution on Ukraine, but unlikely to pass

The United Nations Security Council consists of five permanent members with veto power and 10 nonpermanent members that are elected for two-year terms. (Photo by Kaori Yoshida)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will propose reforms at the United Nations to limit veto powers held by the Security Council's five permanent members, Nikkei has learned, after Russia last month blocked a resolution condemning its invasion of Ukraine.

"Russia, a permanent member of the Security Council, has violated international law with its reckless actions," Kishida said at a parliamentary upper house budget committee meeting Thursday. "We need to work toward concrete reforms on the use of veto power."

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