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Video: U.S. Calls for Emergency Meeting of the Security Council on Venezuela

New York (May17th): At the request of the United States, the U.N. Security Council will meet this afternoon at 12:30 PM (EST) on the situation in Venezuela. The meeting will be a closed, informal meeting of the Council.

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said on the request for this meeting " 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."

Ambassador Haley spoke to the media briefly after the meeting was finished.

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