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Zuma calls for a UN Security Council reform

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said the abuse of a United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution on...

President Jacob Zuma with Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli,Lybia. Picture: GCIS

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said the abuse of a United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution on Libya stresses the need for the world body to be reformed. Zuma accused member states of abusing resolution 1973 in order to force regime change, assassinations and foreign military occupation.

He blasted Nato for its bombing in Libya and branded attacks on Tripoli an abuse of UN Security Council Resolution 1973.

The president insisted it is undermining the African Union's (AU) attempts to find a durable solution. "All parties must respect human rights and comply with international law," he said.

Zuma said the situation is giving credence to calls for a reform of the UN Security Council.