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Silent Hunter
26 Sep 09,, 11:14
It takes nine for votes and no against votes from the P5 to pass a resolution in the UN Security Council.

Here's my educated guess on their positions.

Permanent Members
US - For
UK - For
France - For
Russia - Could be persuaded to Abstain
China - Against

Non-Permanent
Austria - Probably For
Burkina Faso - Don't know
Costa Rica - For?
Croatia - Probably For
Japan - For
Libya - Against
Mexico - Probably For
Turkey - For
Uganda - Don't know
Vietnam - Don't know

I count 9 likely For and 2 definite against.

Merlin
26 Sep 09,, 11:35
Permanent members have veto power. If China votes no, the resolution will not go through.

Silent Hunter
26 Sep 09,, 11:36
If one or more of the permanent members vote no, the resolution will not go through.

Indeed, as I said. The Chinese are currently the largest obstacle.

Luke Gu
26 Sep 09,, 13:11
Indeed, as I said. The Chinese are currently the largest obstacle.
Wow,it seems solve Russia doesn't mean the Sanctions can pass。

Parihaka
26 Sep 09,, 14:21
Neither France nor China Nor Russia will vote for it if it includes an embargo on refined fuel or arms shipments. As such, any further sanctions will have no effect anyway.