UN: Security Council's response to Syria a 'strategic failure' - Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned the UN's response to the civil war in Syria, as well as US-led invasions in Aghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, which he said had "destroyed" those countries, at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. "We have sought to make our voice heard," he said. "We have recognised the tragic mistakes that have been made in invading and bombing countries and peoples, brotherly peoples in the world. The four wars that have been waged destroyed important countries here." ""The strategic failure of these four wars relates to what is being done in the Security Council. The inability of the United Nations to act," he added. President Maduro went on to welcome the normalisation of relations between Cuba and the US. He offered words of praise for President Obama in bringing an end to the 55-year economic blockade of the Caribbean country.