US Envoy to UN Says Nicaragua Following Syria’s, Venezuela’s Footsteps

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During the Security Council meeting, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned that Nicaragua is heading down the path that led to the military crisis in Syria and political meltdown in Venezuela, following the four months of protests in the country.

Haley, the current council president, addressed the UN saying that Nicaragua violent repression of opposition and student protests, leaving over 300 dead and thousands leaving the country since mid-April, Associated Press reported.

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“With each passing day, Nicaragua travels further down a familiar path. It is a path that Syria has taken. It is a path that Venezuela has taken,” Haley said. She added that Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro “are cut from the same corrupt cloth […] And they are both dictators who live in fear of their own people”

US Ambassador argued that the only way to restore peace and security for the country is to end “dictatorship,” and the release of arbitrarily jailed protesters “to prevent tyranny.”

Haley’s arguments were countered by other members of the UN Security Council, including Russia, China, and Bolivia. Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said that the current Security Council meeting represented the US ambitions to “stoke social unrest, foment intolerance with a single aim — to change the…

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