These world leaders were not invited to the Queen’s funeral

World leaders arrive in London this weekend to attend the state funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday.

President Biden and first lady jill biden were among hundreds of world leaders pay their respects As the king he is vested in the kingdom.

Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska told her country’s representative, BBC. as the royal family met reports,

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were also given controversial invitations, although the BBC reports Neither is expected to attend.

However, not all world leaders made the invite list. The leaders of these countries will not attend the funeral service of Queen Elizabeth II.

Russia and Belarus

Both Russia and Belarus were banned in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.

UK slapped ban On Russia as part of efforts by the West to isolate Moscow and damage the country’s economy. Neighboring country Belarus was also targeted Because of the actions taken by its leader, President Alexander Lukashenko, to facilitate Russia’s war on Ukraine.

A spokesman for Russia’s foreign ministry called the lack of invitations for Russian President Vladimir Putin “deeply immoral”. According to UK’s Sky News.

Syria and Venezuela

Syria and Venezuela did not receive the invitation because they do not have full diplomatic relations with the UK, according to Reuters,

The UK closed its embassy in Syria in 2011 and was one of the first countries to recognize its opposition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

In 2019, the UK joined the US in recognizing opposition figure Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s leader, refusing to recognize President Nicolas Maduro, who remains in office.

Afghanistan

The Taliban have struggled to gain any international recognition since their takeover last year. blame america For being the “biggest obstacle” to diplomatic legitimacy.

UK Ambassador to the UN Told Last month that “the situation in Afghanistan remains critical” and that “the human rights situation remains grave.”

myanmar

Britain announced new sanctions against Myanmar earlier this year, part of a coordinated action with the US and Canada to punish the country’s military regime after violently taking power. coup Last year.

Ambassadors only: North Korea, Nicaragua and Iran

North Korea, Nicaragua and Iran were allowed to send ambassadors, but not their heads of state. according to the telegraph – means North Korea Kim Jong Un And Iran’s Ibrahim Raisi is among the uninvited heads of state.

Britain joined with other western powers last year Condemn North Korea called the country “one of the most repressive and totalitarian regimes in the world” for its human rights violations and weapons of mass destruction programs. UK in June criticized China and Russia to veto new UN sanctions on North Korea.

Following last year’s elections in Nicaragua, the UK government condemned Describing the process as “neither free, nor fair” and expressed concern for the “deterioration of political and human rights” in the country. government Approved Several high-ranking Nicaraguan politicians and officials after the election.

Britain is reported to have a “large Iranian population” within its borders, and, as with much of the West, has long been wary of Iran’s nuclear operations. British Ambassador to the United Nations in June called Iran’s nuclear status “threat to international peace and security.”

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