A closed-door session of the Security Council failed to make progress on Zimbabwe after South Africa led a successful effort to block a plan to send a UN envoy to Harare. The US, Britain, and France pushed for dispatching an observer—and for a moratorium on arms sales. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, meanwhile, blasted Zimbabwe's failure to announce election results.
“It is unacceptable that leaders of the Zimbabwe government have not yet released presidential results after four weeks," he said. "We know who the winner is."