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UN Holds First-Ever Meeting On Situation In Nicaragua

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UN Holds First-Ever Meeting On Situation In Nicaragua
Russia, China and Bolivia argued that the council shouldn't even be discussing the issue since it doesn't threaten international peace and security.
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The U.N. Security Council held its first-ever meeting on the situation in Nicaragua on Wednesday. 

The U.S., U.K., France and others denounced the Nicaraguan government for its alleged human rights violations against anti-government protesters. Russia, China and Bolivia argued that the council shouldn't even be discussing the issue since it doesn't threaten international peace and security. 

About 300 people have died and thousands have been injured since April, when the anti-government protests in Nicaragua started. Last week, a U.N. human rights agency accused the Nicaraguan government of committing human rights violations in its attempts to repress those protests. 

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said that Nicaragua is heading down a path similar to Syria and Venezuela.  

The Security Council's meeting on Wednesday didn't come to any sort of consensus, but Haley said it was important to hold. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.