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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 5. May 24, 1951

The Soviet Objects

The Soviet Objects

Concerning the legal effect of the resolutions of the Security Council, Mr. Gromyko is reported in the official United Nations publication, "Korea and the United Nations" (October 1950) as follows:—

"Furthermore, the American resolution was adopted in violation of the Charter, which stipulates that all Security Council decisions must be adopted by not less than seven affirmative votes. The American resolution was adopted by only six votes, the seventh being that of the 'Kuomintangite Tsiang Ting-Fu, who unlawfully occupies China's seat in the Security Council.' Second, the decision was taken in the absence of two permanent members, China and the U.S.S.R., and the Charter provides that all major decisions in the Council must have the concurring votes of the five permanent members. This, then, deprived the resolution of June 27 of any legal force.

"In another respect, the Security Council decision violated a most important principle of the Charter, which 'directly forbids the intervention of the United Nations organisation in the domestic affairs of any state, when it is a matter of conflict between two groups in one state.'"