The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Well, when you - we were talking about the Security Council in particular. At this time Africa was pushing very, very hard to get a seat on the council, because when you look at the council and the undemocratic nature that we were discussing, you have a total of 15 members on the Security Council; five permanent members that have veto powers. But of our concern was the fact that one permanent member on the Security Council can even veto the rest of the 14, and the discussion of third world and non-aligned countries, we were very concerned about Africa's representation in a permanent seat on the council to look at it, because we felt that it was undemocratic that one permanent member of the council is capable of vetoing the other 14 and that there was discussions that were leading to other countries not being considered for permanent membership on the council. This is the nature of the discussion.

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