Obama bypassing UN, making Congress his world court: Venezuela http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/01/321512/obama-making-congress-his-personal-un/
Venezuela has condemned US President Barack Obama for bypassing the United Nations and asking US Congress to approve a military offensive against Syria, saying the move can lead to destruction of international institutions. During a visit to the South American country of Guyana on Saturday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the US president was shamelessly bypassing the UN and turning Congress into his personal world court. "If multilateral bodies and the international system are disregarded like this, what lies ahead of us in this world is war, is destruction," Maduro warned. "It is a very serious thing indeed when President Obama tries to take the place of UN bodies, and that he has tried and convicted the Syrian government, and that he has decided to invade, to militarily attack the people of Syria, and that he has chosen the US Congress as a sort of high world court in place of the UN Security Council," Maduro said after holding a meeting with his Guyanese counterpart Donald Ramotar.
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