The UN convened the security Council for Venezuela

The UN security Council plans on may 17 to hold a meeting to consider the situation in Venezuela. This was reported by diplomatic sources at the world body.

Initiative be submitted for the consideration of this subject belongs to the United States.

Reportedly, the meeting will be held in the afternoon, following consultations on Somalia and Eritrea.

Recall that in Venezuela nearly six weeks continued anti-government protests, which the authorities accuse the opposition.

Political tensions in the country increased significantly after the beginning of April the Supreme court ruled to severely limit the power of opposition in the National Assembly. The decision sparked protests and was soon cancelled, however, the situation is not corrected. According to human rights activists, victims of the riots were 46 people, nearly a thousand injured.