Why might states not veto resolutions they strongly dislike?
- UNSC resolutions make it easier to gather support for war. Thus, the United States seeks Security Council approval when it looks to initiate a conflict.
- Resolutions also limit the scope of interventions.
- Thus, states that do not like resolutions might not veto them if they expect an intervention to take place anyway. It is better to allow a UNSC-constrained intervention than an unconstrained intervention.