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Bolton says Security Council expansion unlikely

[JURIST] US ambassador to the UN John Bolton [official profile] predicted on Friday that current efforts to dramatically expand the number of seats on the UN Security Council [official website] will fail. The 15-member council currently has five permanent members with veto power and ten non-permanent members. The US has stated that it will support limited expansion of the body, but recently rejected the so-called G-4 plan [JURIST report] promoted by Japan, German, Brazil and India calling for six additional permanent seats and four non-permanent seats. Speaking to the Chatham House [RIIA website] think tank in London, Bolton reiterated US support for Japan’s membership [JURIST report], but did not give any hints as to any other country nominations that the US would support. AP has more.

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