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Full remarks from Ban Ki-moon at Security Council meeting on the Middle East - Israel and Palestine
Ukraine comment on the position of the Security Council resolution 2334 on the situation in the Middle East
I said in Security Council debate on Middle East that the tide of turmoil, far from receding, has been rising, with great…
Syrian government carried out 3rd chemical weapons attack last year, a report to the UN Security Council has found.
Deputy Jan Eliasson briefed Security Council on situation in the Middle East. Full remarks:
Watch deliver his statement during today's Security Council meeting on MENA/terrorism at 1h4m.
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.Amb Prosor will address the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East. Watch live at ~10:45
Pre-Conference Debate 1 (17th Jan 2015) Topics: • GA1: The Advent of 3D printing and the threat it poses to Global Disarmament with special regard to non state actors. • GA2: Analysis of the global arms trade as an industry and its economic impact and implications on nations in every stratum of development. • GA4: Breaking the Deadlock: Discussing the implications of the delayed arbitration on the Iranian nuclear programme in the sphere of the Middle East. • Security Council: Curbing illegal arms trade to Africa, as the first step in ending the conflicts on the continent. • UNHRC: Addressing the need for disarmament in Nigeria in order to protect human rights. • ICJ: Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament –( Marshall Islands V Pakistan, India, United Kingdom) • UNPC: Assessing the implementation and composition of a disarmament process in Angola. -- Sponsor: Crocodile Silver Sponsor: Lanka IOC
A NEW LOW FOR THE CLUELESS by Adamu Adamu What does it take to change Nigeria’s foreign policy? A clueless president and a cell phone call from Benjamin Netanyahu; and you have a brand new centrepiece - for those looking for one. And it all came out at the United Nations Security Council deliberations on the application for Palestinian State. The Palestinian proposal, which called for peace with Israel within a year, an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017, an independent state of Palestine to be established within the 1967 Middle East borders—before Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, and a just solution to all other outstanding issues, including the return of Palestinian refugees, failed to pass a UN Security Council vote on Tuesday. Eight voted in favour, two voted against and five, including Nigeria, abstained. And it was Nigeria’s abstention that defeated the Palestinian dream. The two-state solution, which the Security Council voting h ...
PRESS RELEASE: FG'S BETRAYAL OF CONSCIENCE via Rabi-ul-awwal, 1436AH (1st January, 2015) Nigeria’s Federal Government openly traded off its conscience last Tuesday night at the United Nations Security Council meeting where voting on a proposed resolution to stop Israeli occupation of West Bank area of Palestine took place. The resolution was to be an historic resolution of the 66 year old Israeli/Palestinian conflict with a view to paving way for a two Nation solution thereby ventilating a peaceful atmosphere for the Middle East. At the meeting where the 15 member nations of the Security Council were to vote either for Israeli withdrawal or continuous occupation of the area, nine votes were to form the simple majority required to liberate the Palestinians from the political siege of Israel. Of those 15 member nations, eight voted in favour of the liberation while two voted for continuous Israeli siege on Palestine. The eight nations that voted for the latter’s liberation were Argentina, Chad, Chile, C ...
Security Council draft resolution on situation in Middle East, incl Palestinian question, not adopted. Watch:
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United Nations, Dec 31, 2014: The UN Security Council yesterday rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories by late 2017. The resolution called for negotiations to be based on territorial lines that existed before Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 Middle East …
I just read the Israeli ambassadors speech to the UN. I know it's quite long, but honestly one of the best speeches I think I've ever read. Here it is: Mr. President, I stand before the world as a proud representative of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. I stand tall before you knowing that truth and morality are on my side. And yet, I stand here knowing that today in this Assembly, truth will be turned on its head and morality cast aside. The fact of the matter is that when members of the international community speak about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a fog descends to cloud all logic and moral clarity. The result isn’t realpolitik, its surrealpolitik. The world’s unrelenting focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an injustice to tens of millions of victims of tyranny and terrorism in the Middle East. As we speak, Yazidis, Bahai, Kurds, Christians and Muslims are being executed and expelled by radical extremists at a rate of 1,000 people per month. How many resolutions did you pa ...
Dic. 9th – International Conference on Peace Operations: Latin America and the Caribbean joins the revision of the Resolution 1325 of United Nations Security Council Peace Operations: Views from the South 15 Years on from Resolution 1325 is the name of the International Conference that will take place in Santiago, Chile, on December 9th, organised by RESDAL - Latin American Security and Defence Network, under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defence of Chile. This conference will be the first international discussion among the defence sector in the framework of the 15th anniversary of Resolution 1325, as a contribution to the process established by the Security Council for 2015. It therefore seeks to open up South-South dialogue for an exchange among defence and security sector representatives on peacekeeping, opportunities for cooperation and participation in shaping the current and future design of peace missions. It takes place at a moment in which the Secretary General of the United Nations ...
ZIONIST AGENTS IN THE US SABOTAGING US-IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL… WE CAN’T LET THIS HAPPEN… THE CONSEQUENCES WILL BE DEVASTATING. The question of war or peace with Iran rests with the policies adopted by the White House and the US Congress. The peace overtures by newly elected Iranian President Rohani have resonated favorably around the world, except with Israel and its Zionist acolytes in North America and Europe . The first negotiating session proceeded without recrimination and resulted in an optimistic assessment by both sides. Precisely because of the initial favorable response among the participants, the Israeli government escalated its propaganda war against Iran . Its agents in the US Congress, the mass media and in the Executive branch moved to undermine the peace process. What is at stake is Israel’s capacity to wage proxy wars using the US military and its NATO allies against any government challenging Israeli military supremacy in the Middle East, its violent annexation of Palestinian territo ...
Israel vexed at Spain’s move to recognise Palestinian State Israel has reacted with disappointment that Spain’s parliament will support the recognition of a Palestinian State. Spain’s symbolic move was intended to promote peace between the Palestinians and Israel. Britain and Ireland approved similar motions last month. Nearly two hundred nations recognise a Palestine state, including Sweden, and most of Asia, the Middle East and South America. The Israeli government has dismissed Spain’s move. “We think that such declarations of parliaments throughout Europe only contribute to the feeling of the Palestinians that they do not need to negotiate,” said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon. In the West Bank, Palestinians welcomed the Spanish parliament’s move. “There is a momentum now to engage positively to recognise a state of Palestine and to invest in just peace otherwise Israel will pursue its policies of destroying the two state solution, destroying the chances of having ...
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The loss of Erdogan in Isis operation If Egypt is the most winners in the meetings of United Nations General Assembly , because it succeeded in dispelling the image fabricated by Western media ,insists that what happened in Egypt on June 30, was just a military coup not a popular revolution. Turkey is the biggest loser in the meetings of the General Assembly after it was revealed her junkie, and the back of their essential role in supporting Isis as one of the most important tools of Ankara implementation plans in the Middle East, provide them with all forms of support and assistance, and open its border crossings wide with all supplies, and weapons to the volunteers coming from European countries, to the extent that the Security Council has taken an important decision during the General Assembly required all states to stop crossing facilities of volunteers from European countries to join forces of Isis - Daash - . It is clear that the double game of Turkey has unfolded after the release of Daa ...
The complete translation of Kristina Fernandez De Kichner, President of the Argentina in the UN- CFK : Seems to me that the two exhibitions that we had today, which were the normal every year to the General Assembly and the special intervention, due to our temporary participation during the year 2013 and 2014 as a member of the Security Council, in a complex, complicated and difficult Middle East time. We have really carried in the Assembly position of what has been the history of the Argentina; We have also held by the adoption of resolution 68/304 because we truly believe that it is an exercise of effective, concrete and democratic multilateralism because I believe that - as I said - part of the serious problems we have today is that there is no true multilateralism, but conversely: three or four who decide, and decide toIn addition, always things different every year. If one recalls the world of last year, and I'm not talking about not even September, I'm talking about for example the meeting of the G- ...
US is illegally attacking Syria, against international law, without any Security Council resolution, and in contradiction to US congressional law. There is nothing that is 'right' or 'just' about this attack, it is an illegal act of aggression and a pretext for the better part of a decade of US military involvement in the Middle East. And we eat it up, we say 'yay! Obama is eliminating extremists!' just oblivious to the fact that Obama (with help from allies) created the ISIS threat, and any knowledgeable observer knows that US foreign policy in Iraq & Syria for the last decade has been to foster, encourage, fund and create these extremists, first in Iraq pitting Shia against Sunni, detailed by Pakistani defense officials in which America supported terrorist death squads on both sides, as well as Rand Corp documents which attest to this fact, then in Syria as Washington oversaw the process by which Gulf state allies gave money and weapons to the most virulent, extremist forces in Syria, exposed by WikiLea ...
by JEFFREY D. SACHS * New York – It is time for the United States and other powers to let the Middle East govern itself in line with national sovereignty and the United Nations Charter. As the US contemplates yet another round of military action in Iraq and intervention in Syria, it should recognize two basic truths. First, US interventions, which have cost the country trillions of dollars and thousands of lives over the past decade, have consistently destabilized the Middle East, while causing massive suffering in the affected countries. Second, the region’s governments – in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and elsewhere – have both the incentive and the means to reach mutual accommodations. What is stopping them is the belief that the US or some other outside power (such as Russia) will deliver a decisive victory on their behalf. When the Ottoman Empire collapsed at the end of World War I, the great powers of the day, Britain and France, carved out successor states in order to en ...
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT By Professor Abraham Sion Preamble A lot has been said about the Arab Israeli conflict. At present negotiations are being held between the Israelis and the Palestinian Arabs, under the auspices of the United States, to try and solve the conflict. However, those and previous negotiations seem to be based on false grounds, whereby Israel fails again and again to put forward the very basic arguments that substantiate its rights in the area according to international law. This is an endeavor to put these arguments forward. The Arab Israeli conflict has been going on for nearly one and a half centuries. One can relate its beginning to the end of the 19th Century, when the Jewish leadership in Eastern and Central Europe, headed by Dr Theodore Herzl, began their aspirations to build their national home in the former land of Israel, which was then known as Southern Syria. At the time, the whole Middle East, which had no recognized boundaries, was ruled by the ...
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Efraim Halevi, the ninth director of Mossad and the 4th head of the Israeli National Security Council, speaking on Shia-Sunni conflict and how the Islamic revolution in Iran and Imam Khomeini shattered Israeli dreams in the Middle East and how the Shia-Sunni conflict is in their advantage and the way they used it for the benefit for Israel. So anyone who promote hatred and animosity between Sunni and Shia Muslims serves the Zionist entity. The Syrian conflict is just one example.
The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, even as UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Qatar in the first leg of his Middle East tour which aims to end the escalating conflict that has killed 501 Palestinians and 20 Is…
Why it seems to me like a repeated scene in a repeated movie?! The Palestinian United Nations ambassador is threatening to go to the UN and International Courts which would likely include the International Criminal Court if the Security Council doesn't act to protect Palestinian civilians from Israeli attack and end the conflict in Gaza. Riyad Mansour told an emergency meeting of the council Friday that Israel's "savage" aggression into Gaza "cannot be justified by any means." "It is not self-defense," he said. "It is a vengeful military aggression intentionally planned and perpetrated by the occupying power on the civilian population under its occupation." Mansour said the Israeli campaign is designed to destroy "Palestinian unity and collapse of the national consensus government." The council met to discuss the situation in the region, at the request of Jordan and Turkey. Meanwhile, a senior UN official said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to the Middle East on Saturday in a bid to end th ...
Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor spoke in the Security Council's meeting concerning the situation in the Middle East. Prosor: "15 Seconds,...
Australia hinders progress in Middle East peace process JUNE 10, 2014 An op-ed by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans and I making the case that East Jerusalem is occupied territory (link here): Australia’s new policy of refusing to describe East Jerusalem as “occupied”, confirmed by a statement made by Attorney-General George Brandis in consultation with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, will not be helpful to Australia’s reputation, the peace process or Israel itself. The Abbott government’s new position shatters what has been for nearly 50 years a completely bipartisan position. Neither Fraser and Peacock, nor Howard and Downer either adopted or even explored taking a similar stance. And for very good reason. East Jerusalem was occupied by Israel in 1967. No other state – not even the US – describes the situation in any other terms. There are multiple Security Council resolutions rejecting Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem. The International Court of Justice in 2004 declared not only that t ...
The situation in the Middle East (Syrian Arab Republic). The Russian Federation and China blocked Security Council referral of Syria to International Criminal Court.
Iran six powers seek to narrow significant gaps in nuclear talks. According to Reuter’s News Agency, Iran will never slow down its nuclear research program, its supreme leader said on Wednesday as negotiators from Tehran and six world powers struggled to narrow "significant gaps" that the United States warned might be insurmountable. Clerical supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the Islamic Republic's negotiating team in Vienna should not yield to issues "forced upon them". "These negotiations should continue," he told nuclear scientists in Tehran, the official IRNA News Agency reported. "But all should know that negotiations will not stop or slow down any of Iran's activities in nuclear research and development." The stakes in a deal are high on both sides. Western powers, along with Russia and China, want to prevent chronic tensions in the Middle East from boiling over into a wider war or triggering a regional nuclear arms race. Iran, for its part, is keen to be rid of international sancti ...
Posted by a friend David Johnson A QUOTE FROM A FRIEND REGARDING THE NEWS ABOUT ISRAEL SHUTTING DOWN THEIR EMBASSIES-BE PREPARED FOR THE WORLD TO PLUNGE INTO WAR "I have Jewish friends I value and respect a great deal. This is really a Zionist plot now exposed and as Edward Snowden, John Perkins, Karen Hudes, and others have now exposed, nearly every man, woman, and child on the planet is a pawn in the plan: “The battlefields are merging,” the United Nations envoy Martin Kobler told the Security Council in July 2013. Robin Wright is the author of “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World” and a distinguished scholar at the United States Institute of Peace and the Wilson Center and he drew how the West sees the Middle East: Yinon's article appeared in Kivunim (Directions), the journal of the Department of Information of the World Zionist Organization. Oded Yinon is an Israeli journalist and was formerly attached to the Foreign Ministry of Israel. It stands as an accurate represe ...
UN report calls on Security Council to refer Syrian atrocities like 'starvation until submission' to the ICC
The Agendas for all Committees : 1.Futuristic Continuous Crisis Committee : Nuclear Disarmament of the Former Islamic Republic of Pakistan. 2. Nazi Cabinet : First Meeting (January 30th, 1933) 3. Security Council : a) Peace and Security in Africa; with special focus on drugs trafficking in Sahel and West Africa. b) Presence and Significance of bio-fuels in Antarctica. 4. IAEA : a) Nuclear Disarmament in the Middle East. b) Measures to strengthen international co-operation in nuclear, radiation, transport, and waste safety. Background guides to be out soon!
Hon. Murray McCully has recently visited countries in the Middle East and Africa to lobby them into voting New Zealand onto the UN Security Council for 2015/16.
Earlier this evening on O'Reilly Factor, Charles Krauthammer said that the new U.S.-Iran nuclear deal would leave the rest of the Middle East subservient to Tehran, now that the U.S. would no longer have their backs. The reality is not necessarily so cut and dried. Republished with permission of Stratfor. -- Jeff Deutsch Israelis, Saudis and the Iranian Agreement Geopolitical Weekly TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 Stratfor By George Friedman A deal between Iran and the P-5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) was reached Saturday night. The Iranians agreed to certain limitations on their nuclear program while the P-5+1 agreed to remove certain economic sanctions. The next negotiation, scheduled for six months from now depending on both sides' adherence to the current agreement, will seek a more permanent resolution. The key players in this were the United States and Iran. The mere fact that the U.S. secretary of state would meet openly with the Iranian foreign minister would ...
An article on Fox News reminded me of just how horrible, for the most part, the United Nations is despite its occasional usefulness. Anne Bayefsky writes extensively on the subject of human rights. She is a professor at York University, Toronto, Canada and an adjunct professor at Touro College in New York. She has been honored for her work and I rank her as one of the most impressive and important women on the international scene today. Her article took a look back at 2013 and what to expect in 2014. Lacking any leadership from the United States, a role it has played in international affairs since the end of World War Two, the world is spiraling toward the prospect of a Middle East cataclysm between its secular, moderate population and the insanity of Islamic fascism. As Bayefsky noted, "The U.N. Security Council adopted four legally-binding sanction resolutions on Iran in 2006. American diplomacy managed to extract even Russian and Chinese support for international laws that state 'Iran shall without fur ...
AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI born June 19, 1951 is an Egyptian physician, Islamic theologian and current leader of the militant Islamist organization al-Qaeda. Ayman al-Zawahiri is a former member of Islamist organizations which have both orchestrated and carried out multiple attacks on the continents of North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Since the September 11 attacks, U.S. State Department has offered a US$25 million reward for information leading to al-Zawahiri's apprehension. He is under worldwide sanctions by the United Nations Security Council 1267 Committee as a member or affiliate of al-Qaeda. Ayman al-Zawahiri was born in 1951 in the neighborhood of Maadi, Cairo, the Kingdom of Egypt, to Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri and Umayma Azzam. The al-Zawahiri family was considered "upper middle class" while they lived in Maadi. Ayman has a younger brother, Muhammad al-Zawahiri, and a twin sister, Heba Mohamed al-Zawahiri. Ayman al-Zawahiri's parents both came from prosperous families. Ayman's father, Moha ...
GK USEFUL FOR UPSC/SSC/IBPS/RAILWAYS/MPSC/TET 2013 Current Affairs First Week:- Q1. Who has been appointed as the next Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India to replace Deepak Sandhu, whose term is ending on 31 December 2013 on 6 Dec 2013? Ans. Ms. Sushma Singh, a former IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre Note: Decision on appointing Ms Singh as the next CIC was taken unanimously by a panel comprising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Law Minister Kapil Sibal. Q2. Which country was elected to UN Security Council as a Non-Permanent Member on 6 December 2013 to replace Saudi Arabia? Ans. Jordan Note: Saudi Arabia was elected in October 2013 to the Security Council as a non permanent member but it has rejected its seat in protest at the UN council's failure to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues. Q3. Who was crowned with the pageant of Miss Earth 2013 at the Versailles Palace, Philippines on 7 December 2013? Ans. Miss Venezuela Alyz ...
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THE APALLING TRENDS OF THE SAUDI FOREIGN POLICY: Why we shouldn't care that the world's most irresponsible country is displeased at the U.S. America's middle east policies are failing, we are told, and the best evidence is that Saudi Arabia is furious. *** Cheney, John Mccain and Lindsey Graham have all sounded the alarm about Riyadh's recent rejection of a seat on the U.N. Security Council. But whatever one thinks of the Obama Administration's handling of the region, surely the last measure of American foreign policy should be how it is received by the House of Saud. If there were a prize for Most Irresponsible Foreign Policy it would surely be awarded to Saudi Arabia. It is the nation most responsible for the rise of Islamic radicalism and militancy around the world. Over the past four decades, the kingdom's immense oil wealth has been used to underwrite the export of an extreme, intolerant and violent version of Islam preached by its Wahhabi clerics. Go anywhere in the world--from Germany to Indonesia ...
Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in bid to reach deal U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will join nuclear talks between major powers and Iran in Geneva on Friday in an attempt to nail down a long-elusive accord to start resolving a decade-old standoff over Tehran's atomic aims. Kerry, on a Middle East tour, will fly to the Swiss city at the invitation of European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in "an effort to help narrow differences" in the negotiations, a senior State Department official said. Ashton is coordinating talks with Iran on behalf of the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany. After the first day of meetings set for Thursday and Friday, both sides said progress had been made towards an initial agreement under which the Islamic state would curb some of its nuclear activities in exchange for limited relief from punitive measures that are severely damaging its oil-dependent economy. U.S. President Barack Obama said the international community could slightly ease ...
Saudi Arabia to reduce cooperation with US – spy chief Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief has reportedly said the kingdom is planning to reduce its cooperation with the US in arming and training Syrian rebels because of Washington’s Middle East policies. Prince Bandar Bin Sultan al-Saud criticized US policy while hosting a group of European diplomats over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported. The prince railed against Washington’s decision not to bomb Syria last month and expressed concern over the thawing of relations with old foe Iran, the newspaper said. He also voiced displeasure at Washington’s wavering support for Sunni insurgents fighting in Syria, the report said. The rebuke followed the kingdom’s decision to forgo serving on the UN Security Council.
Rohingya News Agency-(AFP): Saudi Arabia on Thursday won a UN Security Council seat for the first time in a new show of determination to make its voice heard, joining Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Nigeria in taking places on the key body. All five countries stood unopposed in an election by the 193-member UN General Assembly. They will replace Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo on the 15-nation council on January 1. Saudi Arabia, despite its oil power and standing in the Muslim world, has never competed for a place on the United Nations' most powerful body which has a key role pronouncing on conflicts such as that in Syria. The conservative kingdom has several times expressed alarm at what it considers international inaction over Syria. It has been a major backer of the rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad. The Saudi government also remains a fierce critic of Israel. Saudi Arabia is seeking a more active role in key international bodies even though its own record on women's rights and hum ...
UN Security Council demands immediate access for aid in as 6m displaced, half of them
Assad Fears US Aggression by Stephen Lendman His fears are well-founded. He knows what he's up against. Longstanding US plans call for regime change. They remain firm. Assad's willingness to destroy his chemical weapons delayed US action. It didn't deter it. On September 25, Latin America's TeleSUR TV interviewed him in Damascus. "(T)he potential for a military offensive will always be present," he said. It can come "(e)ither under the pretext of chemical weapons, or at other times under different pretexts." More on what he said below. Permanent UN Security Council members continue discussing resolution language on Syria. Itar Tass quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov saying negotiations are "going quite well." Draft resolution language should be finalized "very soon - within the next two days." Gatilov said it will include a UN Charter Chapter VII reference short of authorizing military force. A separate resolution would be required to do so. Russia forthrightly opposes force. It wants ...
Asked on the details and explanation of the deal, Lavrov stressed that the documents put forth by Russia and the US today on the chemical weapons in Syria "do not need a translation or explanation" and cannot be alienable as they are proposals that need to be approved by the OPCW, and only then a date for the first visit to Syria to inspect chemical weapons sites will be set. He pointed out that "the experts will quickly act to professionally allow control and destruction of the Syrian chemical weapons." "We have decided to provide Security Council support to the decisions to be taken by the OPCW and come out with some other measures that reflect the peculiar nature of the Security Council's work," he added. Lavrov said full implementation of the demands of the OPCW is expected and in case of non-compliance, including use of chemical weapons by any side, " the Security Council should take measures under a Chapter 7 resolution." "This doesn’t mean, of course, that all the violations which reach the Counc ...
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Business Oil prices rise in Asia, eyes on Syria crisis SINGAPORE: Oil prices inched higher in Asian trade Friday ahead of the release of US jobs figures and on concerns about a possible US-led strike on Syria, analysts said. New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate for delivery in October, gained one cent to $108.38 in mid-morning trade, while Brent North Sea crude for October added two cents to $115.28. "The threat of a Syrian war is already priced in to a certain extent," Kelly Teoh, market strategist at IG Markets in Singapore told. "We would need to wait till next week to see if it's going on," she said. Dealers fear a military strike on Syria -- which is accused of using chemical weapons on its own civilians -- could lead to a wider conflict in the oil-rich Middle East that would put a strain on supplies. Tensions over increased on Thursday after the US envoy to the United Nations accused Russia of holding the UN Security Council hostage over the crisis.
UK to put resolution to UN Security Council today 'authorising necessary measures to protect civilians' in Syria
The world is biting its fingernails in anticipation of developments in the global economy and geopolitical landscape.   The Doha Round is on life support, and the OPEC talks on 8 June to increase the world’s oil supply have broken down. The fate of Libya is still ambiguous, and the situation in Syria, as in much of the Middle East and North Africa, is escalating. The economic and political world order is an arena of power fighting: developed versus emerging and developing countries, BRICS versus G7, and even among the BRICS themselves. Meanwhile, poorer countries with small wealth-shares in the global economy remain under-represented. Global political governance is implausible, but has the time for global democracy come? The G20 is expanding its agenda from concerns about financial, fiscal and monetary issues to include development and anti-corruption. A question has been raised regarding whether it should expand its discussions to political issues, such as UN Security Council reform and de ...
Obama Getting *** Whooping in Syria By Larry Johnson on June 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM in Current Affairs Give it to Vladimir Putin. He schooled the boy from Hawaii this week in a very public way. Whooped his *** he did. My friend and mentor on all things Middle East, Pat Lang, said it best: Barack Obama is about to have his “butt kicked” by the Russians over Syria. This will be the latest in a long series of defeats for him in his second term, not to mention the unceremonious way the US was disinvited from a continuing presence in Iraq and the massive and thinly disguised failure of his COIN strategic decision in Afghanistan. These were in his first term. Putin made it clear yesterday to our British lapdog, David Cameron, that he considers Assad’s government to be the legitimate government of Syria and that there will be no resolution emerging from the UN Security Council that threatens that status. He also made it clear that the rebels (whoever they are) are responsible for many of the civilian casualie ...
Syrian Mujahideen attacked Russian embassy in Damascus causing casualties Heroic Syrian Mujahideen of Al-Sukur Umaviyin [The Umayyad Falcons] carried out a successful mortar attack on the embassy of Russian thugs in Damascus on Tuesday. The firing was carried out from Jubara district, north-east of Damascus. Five mortar shells exploded near the outer wall of the Russian embassy building in Damascus' district Mazraa. At least one Alawite slave of the Russians was killed and 4 other Assad police guards were injured, according to the Russians. On Monday, Syrian freedom fighters condemned the Russian thugs. "The Russian government supports Bashar al-Assad and thereby threatens tens of thousands of innocent people of the Middle East. The use of the veto in the UN Security Council reaffirms the course of Moscow in support of Assad. Russia continues to supply weapons to Syria, which is used to kill innocent people", the official website of the National Coalition opposition says. Special discontent of the Syrian ...
The trouble with storm clouds is that when thy gather you can see their threatening formation across the skies but maybe powerless to do anything except find safety in a bunker or linger in the open to taunt destiny. In the last couple of days Kenyans have watched with growing wariness as the twin storms created by the IEBC and Mutunga have started to look ominous and threaten to bury Kenya in an avalanche of floods and mudslides that we probably will need several years to dig out of. There was a time I was one of those who vociferously opposed the ICC because of what I saw as a blatant attempt to humiliate Africans and usher in neo-colonization through the backdoor. I questioned how folk like George W. Bush could flagrantly go to war in Iraq against an express vote at the U.N. Security Council against such a move yet he wasn't hurled to the Hague for it. Why did the ICC not arrest the cowboy? Why would Americans kill thousands in the Middle East yet get off easy while Uhuru and Ruto, who allegedly killed ...
TERRORISM QUIZ - Awesome TERRORISM QUIZ – A quiz of 15 Questions only. 1. Which is the only country in the world to have dropped bombs on over twenty different countries since 1945? 2. Which is the only country to have used nuclear weapons? 3. Which country was responsible for a car bomb which killed 80 civilians in Beirut in 1985, in a botched assassination attempt, thereby making it the most lethal terrorist bombing in modern Middle East history? 4. Which country's illegal bombing of Libya in 1986 was described by the UN Legal Committee as a "classic case" of terrorism? 5. Which country rejected the order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to terminate its "unlawful use of force" against Nicaragua in 1986, and then vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling on all states to observe international law? 6. Which country was accused by a UN-sponsored truth commission of providing "direct and indirect support" for "acts of genocide" against the Mayan Indians in Guatemala during the 1980s? 7. ...
Published Aug, 2011...How much closer are we now? JERUSALEM, Israel - Last year, an international crisis exploded when Israel stopped a flotilla of ships from breaking its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The incident left Israel feeling more isolated, but some Jews saw the pages of scripture coming alive through the crisis. When Israeli commandos stormed the Turkish-owned flagship, Mavi Mamara, leading the flotilla, things quickly turned deadly. Pro-Palestinian activists attacked the soldiers, who then defended themselves. Nine activists died in the melee. Israel acted to keep weapons out of Hamas-controlled Gaza, but that didn't stop an international rush to judgment. The U.N. Security Council condemned Israel and called for an investigation. Sweden, Ireland and other nations planned boycotts against the Jewish State. Shifting Allegiance The incident also revealed Turkey as a major player in the Middle East, with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan shifting his allegiance from Israel to Iran, Syria and ...
A Quick Listing of The United States’ Record of Veto Use at the United Nations (UN): 1972–2011* In the United Nations, five countries (called the Permanent Members of the Security Council) ca...
Saudi Arabia yesterday urged the UN Security Council to look at the overwhelming support given to Palestinians at the General Assembly as a positive sign to push forward the Middle East peace process. The Council of Ministers, which was presided over by Crown Prince Salman, congratulated the Palesti…
Israel mulls truce deal as Gaza death toll tops 100 Summary of the latest events: Israeli leaders considering Egyptian truce plan. US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to head to Middle East on Tuesday for talks. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Israeli ground invasion would be “dangerous escalation”, calls for immediate truce. The death toll from six days of violence has risen to 109 Palestinians, 32 killed on Monday. Three Israeli civilians have died in the conflict. Israel said it launched around 100 air strikes overnight on “terror” sites. Rockets continue to be fired into Israel from Gaza. Israeli leaders were discussing an Egyptian plan for a truce with Gaza's ruling Hamas before a mission by the UN chief to Jerusalem, according to reports on Tuesday, as the toll from Israeli raids on Gaza rose over 100. The early morning talks came as the UN Security Council hit a deadlock on a statement on the conflict, with the United States saying it opposed any action that undermines efforts to reach a ceasefi ...
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Obama and His Animus Toward Israel by William Bigelow 19 Oct 2012 What does Barack Obama really think about Israel? The evidence makes it obvious; he has contempt for the Jewish State in every way, and his nurturing of Islamist takeovers around the Middle East only adds to the perception that the safety of Israel is not of concern to him. As Caroline Glick has pointed out, supporters of Obama refer to several of Obama’s actions: 1.He has given billions of dollars in military assistance 2.He has gotten harsh sanctions against Iran passed by the UN Security Council 3.The US has supposedly increased its intelligence and military coordination with Israel 4.Obama has opposed some anti-Israel resolutions at the UN Glick answers these mantras with a reality check: 1.The billions of dollars in military assistance, including the Iron Dome Defense system, is the fulfillment of a pledge from George W. Bush 2.The sanctions against Iran have not slowed down its nuclear program one bit and Obama opposed stronger sanc ...
November 2001 The United Nation’s General Assembly meeting on September 21 was canceled because of the terrorist attack on the WTC and was rescheduled for November 10, 2001. On that day President Bush addressed the UN and spoke mostly about terrorism. He spoke briefly about the Middle East and stated that there should be two states: an Israel and a Palestine. He called for the borders to be in accordance with Security Council resolutions 242 and 338. The part of the President’s speech touching on Israel follows: The American government also stands by its commitment to a just peace in the Middle East. We are working toward the day when two states—Israel and Palestine—live peacefully together within secure and recognized borders as called for by the Security Council resolutions. We will do all in our power to bring both parties back into negotiations. But peace will only come when all have sworn off forever incitement, violence, and terrorism. On November 11, Yasser Arafat spoke to the United Nation ...
Tensions Rising Again Over Iran’s Nuclear Program by NewsBot by Meredith Buel September 13, 2012 Tensions are again rising in the Persian Gulf over Iran’s nuclear program as the U.S. moves additional ships and warplanes to the region as negotiations that could avert a possible military confrontation remain stalled. The threat of an Israeli strike on Iran appears to be growing as Tehran continues to ignore U.N. Security Council resolutions calling on Iran to stop enriching uranium. The United States is moving significant military firepower to the Persian Gulf and is increasing the number of fighter planes that could strike deep into Iran if the country moves to build a nuclear bomb. Analysts say the time is fast approaching when Israeli leaders must decide whether to launch strikes against Iran, a move that could explode the already fragile Middle East. “The clock is certainly ticking faster because the diplomacy clock, unfortunately, is ticking very slowly,” said Patrick Clawson, an expert on Iran ...
Canada has proven once again that morals come before pragmatism, Canada has demonstrated that policy must reflect principles and values. It is inconceivable that a UN member state will threaten to destroy another member state. It completely contradicts the UN charter. Other member states must stand against it. Iran is a source of global terror, a blatant violator of human rights and Iran aims to dominate the entire Middle East. The combination of hegemonic ambition, political madness and a nuclear weapon is an unacceptable and unbearable combination which endangers the entire world and against which the entire world must act with all its power. I thank my colleague Governor General David Johnston, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the whole nation of Canada for taking a stance based on the highest morals and hope that other nations will see Canada as a moral role model. The diplomatic isolation of Iran is an important step for the security and stability of the entire world.
Russia asks UNSC to deal with Bahrain’s revolution In an unprecedented development, Russian has asked the UN Security Council to debate the case of Bahrain where a popular revolution has been taking place for the past 18 months. This reflects the new direction of Russian policies in the Middle East following two decades of downward opportunities following the fragmentation of the former Soviet Union. Earlier, the Chinese representative at UNSC had said that its double standards in dealing with the Arab Spring revolutions had damaged its impartiality. This internalisation of the Bahraini revolution will be a blow to the Alkhalifa and Al Saud policies as they attempt to destroy the Bahraini revolution with shear state terrorism. The American and British military and security support of the despotic rulers of Bahrain is causing unease on the international scene especially after the recent flare up of the Syrian situation. On 7th August The Washington Post published an editorial questioning the wisdom of th ...
Summary: 25 July 2012, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union by H.E. Mr. Thomas Mayr-Harting, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question
“We have the feeling that international justice is not ruled by law,” said Rami Nakhla, an exiled Syrian activist and member of the Syrian National Council, an opposition group. “It is ruled by politics, it is ruled by circumstances. It depends on the situation, it depends how valuable this person is. That is not real justice.” The International Criminal Court was meant to replace the ad hoc courts created for a single conflict like Sierra Leone and Yugoslavia with a tribunal with global reach to investigate continuing atrocities. But the court does not have truly universal jurisdiction. It can investigate crimes only in nations that have signed the Rome Statute, which created the court, unless the Security Council refers a case. In the Middle East, where few nations have signed and many have strong allies on the Security Council, authoritarian leaders can proceed with impunity. That threatens to undermine confidence in the entire system. “So many crimes have been committed here,” said Nabeel ...
Middle East regional war coming in Jul Aug Jun 29th 2012 Tomorrow the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China, the EU, Turkey and Arab League envoys from Qatar, Kuwait and Iraq; will meet in Geneva to discuss an Annan plan for a transitional government in Syria to include members of both the establishment and the insurgents. They are to approve a new Annan plan that will permit them to hand pick the new Syrian government and exclude present regime ministers unacceptable to the resistance in what amounts to an imposed coup in Syria. While rumors of war are sweeping the region, this plan if approved, will be put before the “Friends of Syria” conference in Paris on July 6 and I would expect that this plan would then most probably be put before the Security Council for an official Resolution. After that there is likely to be another visit by Annan to Syria for an official response, and then a decision will be taken to increase the Observer Force if the Syrians agree, or withdraw the Observer Force i ...
Russia will continue to oppose attempts by the UN Security Council to sanction military intervention in Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
Following up on last week’s comments by Ban Ki-moon endorsing Yemen’s single-candidate “democracy” as a model for the entire Middle East to imitate, the UN Security Council has passed a resolution threatening “non-military sanctions” on anyone found insufficiently supportive of the new regime.
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International Day of UN Peacekeepers The History of United Nations Peacekeeping began in 1948. Its first mission was to the Middle East to observe and maintain the ceasefire during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Since then, United Nations peacekeepers have taken part in a total of 63 missions across the globe, 17 of which continue today. The peacekeeping force as a whole received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1988. Though the term "peacekeeping" is not found in the United Nations Charter, the authorization is generally considered to lie in (or between) Chapter 6 and Chapter 7. Chapter 6 describes the Security Council's power to investigate and mediate disputes, while Chapter 7 discusses the power to authorize economic, diplomatic, and military sanctions, as well as the use of military force, to resolve disputes. The founders of the UN envisioned that the organization would act to prevent conflicts between nations and make future wars impossible; however, the outbreak of the Cold War made peacekeeping agreements ex ...
The US condemns the massacre in the Syrian town of Houla as the UK Foreign Secretary calls for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
An Associated Press reporter travelling in the UN convoy said the explosion blew out the military truck's windows and caused a plume of thick black smoke. It is not clear who was behind the blast. Meanwhile, the BBC's Lyse Doucet, who has been to the Syrian city of Homs, says there is constant shooting there, despite a ceasefire between government and opposition forces. Our correspondent, who spent the night in Homs, also heard heavier weapons being fired. She saw UN observers patrolling the city but said entire neighbourhoods were deserted. In other developments, UN Middle East envoy Terje Roed-Larsen told the Security Council that arms were being smuggled in both directions between Lebanon and Syria. "What we see across the region is a dance of death at the brink of the abyss of war," he told reporters later, the AFP News Agency reported. Syrian troops fired across the border into Lebanon, killing a 75-old-woman and wounding her daughter, according to the Reuters News Agency. The report, quoting residen ...
Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor told the Security Council that West Africa has become Hizbullah's power base - and urged them to act.
UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan tells the Security Council that Syria is still witnessing unacceptable levels of violence despite a ceasefire being in place since 12 April.
ROME – Bishops from the Middle East who were summoned to Rome by the pope demanded on Saturday that Israel accept UN resolutions calling for an end to its “occupation” of Arab lands. In a final joint communique, the bishops also told Israel it shouldn’t use the Bible to justify “injustices” against the Palestinians. RELATED: Anti-Israel 'Kairos Palestine' document published in Italian J'lem Latin patriarch favors one-state solution Israeli rabbi speaks of interfaith cooperation in Vatican The bishops issued the statement at the close of their two-week meeting, called by Pope Benedict XVI to discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East amid a major exodus of the faithful from the region. The Catholic Church has long been a minority in the largely Muslim region but its presence is shrinking further as a result of war, conflict, discrimination and economic problems. “The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to ju ...
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