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UN head quater may move to India: ‘NYC far & expensive’: Russian MP says UN headquarters must be moved from America

UN head quater may move to India: ‘NYC far & expensive’: Russian MP says UN headquarters must be moved from America
A lawmaker from ruling party United Russia says the United Nations Organization should move its headquarters from the United States to a place equidistant from all capitals of UN member-countries.

The reforms are necessary and they should reflect the growing importance of the new centers of power – our partners from the BRICS bloc. This especially applies to India which is now world’s third-largest economy and which will become the country with the world’s largest population in the next seven or eight years,” MP Vyacheslav Nikonov said at the State Duma session on Wednesday.

The lawmaker added that other centers of power were Brazil and South African Republic – the largest economies in South America and Africa.

Nikonov also insisted that the headquarters of the United Nations should not remain in the United States as “over the past 20 years this country has applied illegal sanctions to more than half of all humanity.” Another example of the US behavior that required urgent action was the recent decision to restrict the rights of Russian parliamentary speakers who needed to visit the New York City to take part in the inter-parliamentary events at the UN, he noted.

READ MORE: Move UN HQ to neutral country, says Russian MP

Why should it be in New York City? It’s far away and it’s expensive. Why don’t we choose the following criteria instead – determine a point on Planet Earth that would be equidistant from the capitals of all 183 member-countries of the UN,” RIA Novosti quoted the lawmaker as saying.

This is not the first time that a Russian politician proposes to move the United Nations offices from NYC. In August, State Duma MP Igor Zotov (Fair Russia) addressed the UN Secretary-General with a letter in which he stated that the UN headquarters must be located in a neutral country and accused the USA of using its position to apply leverage against its political opponents.

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Zotov noted that the current placement of the UN offices allows the United States to manipulate the work of the General Assembly through “selective” access of other nations’ politicians to the working meetings of the body. He also suggested that the decision to move the UN headquarters is made through a broad consensus of representatives of all UN member-countries, various activists and politicians, and legal and political experts.

This initiative appeared soon after the scandal in which US authorities issued a delayed and restricted visa to the chair of the Russian upper house, Valentina Matviyenko, who planned to attend an inter-parliamentary conference at UN headquarters and meet UN Secretary-General in New York City. As a result, the entire Russian delegation had to cancel its participation in the event and the meeting between Matviyenko and Ban had to be postponed.

https://www.rt.com/politics/319287-nyc-far–expensive-russian/

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  1. nvrat
    nvrat 22 December, 2015, 21:09

    They can move the UN as far away as they want. Then the US should get out and tell them to go to hell. They are a corrupt organization that has far out lived their usefulness to the world.

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  2. Lee Hicks
    Lee Hicks 23 December, 2015, 03:33

    The U.N. couldn’t move fast enough to suit me. It is not only an antisemitic group, but is hostile to every US interest. Not only should they move, but the US should drop membership there altogether.

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  3. James F Peyton
    James F Peyton 23 December, 2015, 05:32

    I am and always have been wanting the UN out of America. Why do we have to pickup the majority of the costs? The UN has used its status to spy on us and sneak spies in and out for years. They hate America and they should leave while they can do do on their own. The UN has become the most useless organization in the world. Turn the UN building into something useful like a homeless shelter or a mental health facility.

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  4. Randy
    Randy 23 December, 2015, 10:07

    how to they spell Head Quatar ?? lmao

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  5. kenneth
    kenneth 23 December, 2015, 10:22

    what the hell we dont need them we need to stop fubding them and take ourselves out of the whole putrid system its time to end the bs

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  6. HERB
    HERB 23 December, 2015, 10:26

    ALL of the $$ MONEY $$ that has been Wasted by the U.N. since the 1960s’… yes Fully BACK into the U.S. Treasury !! ALL of it !! The U.N. ( aka : the United Nuceince and the UN NESSARY ). then… NEEDS to be moved to Tenifere in the Canary Is. off of Africa. THEN this BUNCH would be finally neutralized !!

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  7. Bob
    Bob 23 December, 2015, 11:05

    As the saying went:

    Get the U.S.out of the U.N.and the U.N. out of the U.S.

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  8. Joe
    Joe 23 December, 2015, 11:54

    Kick the useless U.N. out of the U.S.A. period, and withdraw our cash support as well!

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  9. monty zuma
    monty zuma 23 December, 2015, 13:00

    The physical location of the U.N. building will NEVER be removed from New York. The next LEADER of the U.N. is going to be now President Barrack Obama. And he will NEVER agree to it being moved out of the NEW AMERICA UNION.
    The only way it will ever be moved is if an incoming President removes the USA totally out of the U.N.
    That’s just my humble opinion. If the POLITICAL SCIENTISTS are CORRECT, and HRC is the next President, it will NEVER BE MOVED. And you can take that to the bank of your choice, on or OFF shore.

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  10. David
    David 25 December, 2015, 01:49

    I agree get the UN out of America and withdraw our membership and funding. This is a Communist/Muslim dominated entity that constantly votes against America and Israel so we don’t need it meddling in our business. For the past several years they even try tell us what we can and can’t do with our land and resources. Go bite a hog UN.

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  11. Ken Arts
    Ken Arts 25 December, 2015, 22:02

    Please leave immediately. I’ll help you pack. Corruption is a mainstay of this organization. Please get the hell out, now. Then the United States can stop supporting your asses. You’re like a welfare bill, that needs to go away. Then we vote to leave the UN.

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  12. Janet
    Janet 26 December, 2015, 02:20

    #BYEFELICIA

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  13. Alex
    Alex 26 December, 2015, 08:38

    Please do leave, we do not need you here in America. Lets make the New York Skyline more beautiful. We should get out of that shit and keep all the money we are wasting.

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  14. B.Abrahams
    B.Abrahams 28 December, 2015, 00:52

    Leave the United(what’s united anyhow) Nations (Rousseau won’t call a land in which the population is subject to her potentates a nation) where it is, as a Thorn-crown on the heads of the USA, which thinks it’s close to being a Jesus-figure anyhow with her pipe-dream of being the new Messiah.

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  15. Janeen Alley
    Janeen Alley 28 December, 2015, 19:33

    I AGREE, THE UNITED NATIONS CAN’T BE GONE SOON ENOUGH! WE ARE THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY FROM ANY OF THOSE OTHER COUNTRIES. THEN STOP ALL SUPPORT FOR THE UN! SENATOR BARRY GOLDWATER WANTED OUT OF THE UN IN 1964. HE SAW IT THEN AS A CORRUPT ORGANIZATION. AND OBAMA ILLEGALLY HAS AN OFFICE AT THE UN. LET THEM TAKE OBAMA WITH THEM!

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