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UN Security Council fails to adopt U.S.-drafted resolution on Venezuela
March 01,2019   By:Xinhua
Mar.1,2019--  The UN Security Council on Thursday failed to adopt a U.S.-drafted resolution on Venezuela.
The draft received nine votes in favor, three against, and three abstentions. Russia and China vetoed the resolution.
Thursday's Security Council meeting is the third on the situation in Venezuela in just over a month due to the escalation of political tension facing the Latin American country.
Venezuela has been plunged into a political crisis since Jan. 23 when National Assembly President Juan Guaido declared himself interim president and was recognized by the United States and some other countries.
A U.S.-backed drive to deliver "humanitarian aid" to Venezuela through border crossings on Feb. 23 met strong resistance from the Venezuelan government as President Nicolas Maduro believed the aid, mainly from the United States, is a smokescreen for a military invasion.
The Venezuelan government has closed borders with Brazil and Colombia and some air and sea routes.
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