US President Calls for Expanding UN Security Council

New York, September 19 (QNA) – US President Joe Biden called for expanding the United Nations Security Council and increasing its permanent members, pointing to holding a series of consultations on this matter.

“The United States seeks a more secure, more prosperous, more equitable world for all people, because we know our future is bound up with yours. And no nation can meet the challenges of today alone,” Biden said in a speech today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The US President also addressed the war in Ukraine, accusing Russia alone of obstructing peace and describing the war in Ukraine as illegitimate.

He also condemned North Korea’s repeated violations of Security Council resolutions and reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to diplomacy in this regard.

The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly began earlier today at the UN headquarters in New York. The session includes discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Financing Summit, and three high-level meetings on health, climate, and youth, in addition to a special meeting of the Security Council on Ukraine. (QNA)