Tag: United Nations

UN has exhausted its options on Korean Peninsula, says US ambassador Nikki Haley

Washington: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned that the world body has “exhausted” its options on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.”We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the security council at this point,” Haley on Sunday said in an interview with the CNN.”None of us want war,” […]

Haley: ‘Plenty of military options’ on North Korea

Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that with limited diplomatic options, she would be “perfectly happy” to hand responsibility for dealing with North Korea over to Secretary of Defense James “Mattis because he has plenty of military options.””We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do […]

U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Monday to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its largest nuclear bomb test, after the United States watered-down the text of a resolution to appease China and Russia.   A week ago, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for the “strongest […]

US envoy tells UN: North Korean leader is ‘begging for war’

North Korea’s leader is “begging for war,” the U.S. ambassador said Monday at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, as members called for punishing the country with even stronger sanctions for its powerful nuclear test. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. would look at countries doing business with the North — which include […]

UN chief Guterres meets Israels Netanyahu in Jerusalem, pledges to fight anti-Semitism

28 August 2017 – Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist.On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Netanyahu […]

UN to Trump: Stop Detaining Illegal Aliens

The United Nations Human Rights Council is now demanding President Trump enact a full open borders policy that would release more than 350,000 illegal aliens and foreign refugees into the public. In a 23-page report by the U.N. Human Rights Council, Trump is requested to set free all foreign nationals who are currently awaiting immigration […]

Egypt says it is ‘shameful’ that Qatar not held accountable at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Egypt accused Qatar on Thursday of adopting a “pro-terrorist” policy that violated United Nations Security Council resolutions and described it as “shameful” that the 15-member body had not held Qatar accountable.   Qatar’s U.N. ambassador, Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, rejected the “baseless accusations” made by Egyptian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Ihab Awad […]

Upcoming UN climate change summit in Bonn “most important” since Paris climate

BERLIN, July 14 (Xinhua) — The German government is placing high hopes in the UN global climate conference to be held in Bonn later this year, describing the event as the “most important climate conference since Paris” on Friday. Jochen Flasbarth, German secretary of state for the environment, said that the United States’ decision to […]

Israel slashes millions from UN budget

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has reduced the United Nations (UN) membership fees that his country contributes by $10m (£7.75m). His decision comes after the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided to list the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank as an endangered Palestinian world heritage site – a move that […]

Nuclear powers rebuked as 122 nations adopt U.N. ban

While Friday’s meeting between the leaders of the two biggest nuclear powers drew world attention, representatives from 122 other countries did something truly historic that barely registered a blip: They negotiated the first-ever treaty outlawing atomic bombs.   The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, passed at the United Nations by a vote of […]