Tag: United Nations

Israel to UNESCO: Reject fake history on Jerusalem

Israel urged UNESCO’s 58-member Executive Board not to promote “fake” history by approving on Tuesday a Palestinian-backed resolution that rejects Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. “Tomorrow, even as we celebrate, UNESCO will be voting against Israel’s right to sovereignty in its capital city, Jerusalem,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely ahead of the vote which is […]

Haley: Its a new day for Israel at the UN

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the UN, on Tuesday spoke before the World Jewish Congress’ (WJC) Plenary Assembly in New York, vowing that “it’s a new day for Israel at the United Nations.”“The United States will no longer be silent as Israel is unfairly attacked at the United Nations. Silence is not my […]

UN chief vows to stand up against anti-Israel bias

New York (AFP) – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres sought to reassure international Jewish community leaders on Sunday that he would stand up against any perceptions of anti-Israel bias at the world organization. Guterres spoke amid a deepening row over alleged bias within the UN following US pressure, exacerbated last month when a UN rights […]

Chinese pressure on North Korea ‘working,’ UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says

North Korea is trying to show strength at home by detaining another U.S. citizen, but overall, Chinese pressure on the regime is “working,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said this morning. “I think that North Korea’s been playing games from the very beginning,” Haley said today on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” “What […]

President Trump to Host Unusual Meeting With UN Security Council

President Trump will host members of the United Nations Security Council at the White House Monday, a highly unusual meeting made even more startling because of his harsh criticism of the international institution during the campaign and since taking office. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is serving this month as the President of […]

North Korea threatens nuclear war ahead of Trump meeting with U.N. Security Council

North Korea declared in a series of statements Saturday that “U.S. muscle-flexing can never browbeat DPRK,” threatening “a nuclear war” against the U.S. if it is attacked. “The DPRK will react to a total war with an all-out war, a nuclear war with nuclear strikes of its own and surely win a victory in the […]

Bolton warns: ‘It only gets worse’ with North Korea

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton warned that the geopolitical situation with North Korea is bound to only get worse over time while calling to reunify the Korean Peninsula. “The North Koreans — this very erratic, unstable regime — may soon have the capability to harm us directly,” Bolton said in an […]

United Nations Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

The United Nations Economic and Social Council voted late last week to place Saudi Arabia on the Commission on the Status of Women for a four-year term beginning in 2018, despite that country’s appalling record on the treatment of women. Hillel Neuer, director of the Geneva-based UN Watch, expressed his outrage in a statement Friday: “Electing […]

North Korea warns ‘thermonuclear war may break out at any moment’

A senior North Korean official has accused the US of turning the Korean peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment”. North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador, Kim In-ryong, described US-South Korean military exercises as the largest ever “aggressive war drill” and […]

At UN, Syria Tries to Divert Chemical Weapons Focus Onto Israel

Hours after Tuesday’s deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province, an Assad regime representative in New York said the Syrian government condemned the use of all weapons of mass destruction, and then tried to turn the attention onto Israel and other critics instead. Speaking at the U.N. Disarmament Commission session, the delegate called chemical […]