President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez called on the UN Secretary General to condemn the aggression against Iraq.
Chavez made a traditional TV and radio address on Sunday in Guanar, Venezuela.
According to Chavez, "it is necessary to tell those who hold the highest power that we do not want new wars." He also asked the UN to fulfil its role on the planet Earth, for the organisation exists for some purposes, he said.
Chavez stressed that Venezuela joins the majority of the world's countries, including Russia, which demand that the UN Charter, human rights, sovereignty of the peoples and their laws as well as God's laws be respected.
Pointing to the photograph of an Iraqi child with a burnt face, the president declared that "this cannot be justified."
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