Ieng Sary requested an emergency meeting from the UN Security Council to condemn Vietnam
Prince Sihanouk requestede aid of the U.S and the U.N . He said: “I hope the United States and the great American people will help us to expel the Vietnamese from Cambodia"
5 ASEAN Countries - Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore - requested the intervention of Vietnam into Cambodia and apprehended the regional security
Nov 14th 1979
The 1979 United Nations Security Council election was held from 26 October 1979 to 7 January 1980 during the Thirty-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, including the Kampuchea Situation
The vote of 140 countries about the ousted Pol Pot Regime
Keeping the official chair in the U.N50.7%
Vancant chair of Cambodia25%
The call for the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops of 15 security council members
Response in the U.N Security Council 1979
This is a victory for you, Prince Sihanouk ... That is why the member countries kept quiet, so as not to hinder you in the Security Council and the international scene. If you were not here as the representative of Democratic Kampuchea, we would come out and say that the government [of Pol Pot] only got what was coming to it.
The ambassador of Guinea1979
The choice for us was between moral principles and international law. The scale weighed in favour of law, because that also served our security interests.
Robert RosenstockThe U.S delegation at the UN
Vietnam argued that the internal problem of Cambodia is not relevant to Vietnam, so they could not admit that they intervene in the territory of Cambodia.
The rate of opposition from the security council members is high.
Fear of other countries will use that reason to invade Vietnam
It will put the end to human right abuse
It cannot threaten regional security
It will make stronger arguments for the actions of Vietnam
‘Why does the UN recognise Pol Pot? The UN should help us capture Pol Pot – why are they protecting him?’ Many correspondents found themselves facing the same despairing questions: ‘How can it be?’ ‘Don’t they know Pol Pot killed my husband and my two brothers?’ ‘They killed my whole family and yet why does the UN support them?’
Irish Time - Tom Fawthrop - the interview of insiders