New York City
May 17, 2017
At the request of the United States, the UN Security Council will meet this afternoon at 12:30 PM on the situation in Venezuela. This will be a closed, informal meeting of the Council.
Below is a quote attributable to Ambassador Nikki Haley:
“In Venezuela, we are on the verge of humanitarian crisis. Peaceful protestors have been injured, arrested and even killed by their own government. Medicine is unavailable, hospitals lack supplies, and it’s become difficult to find food. For the sake of the Venezuelan people, and the security of the region, we must work together to ensure Maduro ends this violence and oppression and restores democracy to the people.”