Zimbabwe vows to block western efforts at UN Security CouncilZimbabwean authorities on Monday vowed to block any efforts by Britain and the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. to put the country on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council.
"You do not convene a UN Security Council meeting for a sovereign state SOVEREIGN STATE. One which governs itself independently of any foreign power. without consulting that country," Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu Sikhanyiso Ndlovu is the Information Minister of Zimbabwe. References
1. ^ Zimbabwe government still has support of the people: Minister, June 23, 2007. EARTH Times was quoted as saying by the state-owned Herald newspaper.
"We are not a threat. If they insist, we will work hard to block it with the assistance of our friends," he said.
The 15-member Security Council was due Monday to hold a closed-door meeting amid rising pressure on President Robert Mugabe Mugabe redirects here.
For other uses, see Mugabe (disambiguation).
Robert Gabriel Mugabe KCB (born on February 21, 1924) is the President of Zimbabwe. He has been the head of government in Zimbabwe since 1980, first as Prime Minister to step down as his country buckles under an economic meltdown and cholera crisis.
The United States blames the veteran leader for the country's downward spiral, with over 16,000 affected by cholera as political rivals remain in a logjam log·jam
1. An immovable mass of floating logs crowded together.
2. A deadlock, as in negotiations; an impasse.
Noun 1. over a power-sharing government.
Last week US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack Sean McCormack is a U.S. Assistant Secretary of State. He was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Department Spokesman on June 2 2005.
Immediately prior to returning to the State Department, McCormack was Special Assistant to the President, Spokesman for said Washington was talking to Noun 1. talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to Zimbabwe's neighbour South Africa and other Security Council members about how to "start a process that will bring an end to the tragedy that is unfolding in Zimbabwe."
Several world leaders have called on Mugabe to leave office, including US President George W. Bush, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Since September, Zimbabwean political leaders have been unable to resolve differences on who will head key ministries such as home affairs in a unity government.
On Saturday, South Africa urged Mugabe to swear in opposition leader and prime minister designate Morgan Tsvangirai to form an inclusive government.
Zimbabwe, once a role model economy in Africa, now faces a myriad of problems including run-away inflation of 231 million percent, compounded by a growing humanitarian crisis as cholera has killed nearly 800 people.