Biden calls on UN to expand permanent members of Security Council

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President Biden on Wednesday called on the United Nations to expand the number of permanent members that sit it the Security Council as Russia expands its war effort in Ukraine. 

“The U.S. supports increasing the number of permanent and non-permanent representatives in the council. This includes permanent seats for those nations we long supported,” he told nation leaders at the 77th UN General Assembly in New York City.

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The call comes as Russia — one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — again further distanced itself from not only Western nations opposed to the war in Ukraine but all UN nations that have condemned the illegal invasion. 

President Biden addresses to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Russia’s war in Ukraine has split the council for the first time since the Cold War and has driven a global response not seen since World War II.

“I reject the use of violence and war to conquer nations or expand borders through bloodshed, to stand against global politics

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