Brazil’s Foreign minister, Celso Amorim, in rebutting criticism of Brazil and Turkey for the nuclear agreement with Iran, and asking that the emerging powers should be heard in international affairs, accused the United States, China, France, Britain and Russia of thinking they are in charge of the world.
In a direct reference to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, the Brazilian foreign minister said “it remains the prerogative of a small number of countries to make all the decisions for the world.”
“Global decisions are made by a handful of traditional powers. The permanent members of the Security Council had (and still have) the privilege of giving the letters on issues of international peace and security,” said Celso Amorim.
“It’s time to listen to emerging countries, such as Turkey and Brazil, but also others such as South Africa, Egypt and Indonesia, in the serious questions of peace and war,” stressed the minister.