Bush open to German UN council seat
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush on Monday left open the possibility that Germany could get a permanent UN Security Council seat, saying, “we oppose no country” in their efforts to join that body.
“We oppose no country’s bid for the Security Council,” Bush said as he met at the White House with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who has pushed for his country to join the exclusive group of veto-wielding permanent members. The US has laid out a proposal to add countries to the Security Council, but has thus far only endorsed Japan’s push to join the US, Russia, China, France and Britain as a permanent member. afp