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  • Nikki Haley requests emergency UN Security Council meeting on North Korea

    07/04/2017 5:34:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/4/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. The closed-door meeting of the 15-member council likely would be held Wednesday, according to reports. Haley sarcastically thanked North Korea in a tweet on Tuesday for filling up her Fourth of July with meetings. Spending my 4th in meetings all day. #ThanksNorthKorea— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) July 4, 2017
  • Security Council Diplomats to Have Lunch With Trump

    04/23/2017 1:21:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 23, 2017 | Somini Sengupta
    UNITED NATIONS — President Trump, who recently had Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin and Kid Rock over for a White House dinner, is planning to host 14 diplomats from around the world for lunch on Monday. The diplomats are members of the powerful United Nations Security Council, an eclectic mix of America’s friends and rivals, and plenty of skeptics. Their guide to the White House is Mr. Trump’s outspoken envoy, Nikki R. Haley. Halibut is on the menu, and a cheese soufflé, which one Council diplomat hoped would not be the most substantial part of the White House visit. As of...
  • President Trump Acts Against Syrian Regime while UN Security Council Dithers

    04/07/2017 1:50:02 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/07/17 | Joseph Klein
    Russian President Vladimir Putin would do well to act cautiously. He is no longer dealing with weak-kneed Barack Obam,a who drew red lines but did not follow through. President Trump has demonstrated that he does mean what he says On April 4th dozens of people, including children, died in a horrific way as a result of a chemical attack in a northern rebel-held area of Syria. Intelligence sources point to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad as responsible for the attack, which was carried out by relatively sophisticated aircraft and followed up by an air attack on a hospital treating...
  • Trump’s NSC: A Bureaucratic Balancing Act

    02/28/2017 7:34:54 AM PST · by bigbob · 1 replies
    The Cyber Brief ^ | 2-28-17 | Will Edwards
    The appointment of Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor was not the Trump Administration’s first shake-up on the National Security Council, and it is unlikely to be the last. The Trump Administration’s decision to upend the NSC’s organization is an effort to correct what many believed had become a bloated bureaucratic structure that could not attain its key goals. The NSC is a handpicked advisory committee charged with directing the expedient flow of national security information to and from the President. The staff includes the Principals Committee, which includes the secretaries of state, treasury, and defense, among others,...
  • McCain says Trump adding Bannon to Security Council is concerning

    01/29/2017 1:16:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 29, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    President Trump’s decision to shake up his National Security Council by removing a prominent military leader in favor of political adviser Steve Bannon is worrisome and a “radical departure,” Sen. John McCain said Sunday. Trump signed executive action Saturday adding Bannon, who headed the alt-right Breitbart web site before joining the campaign, to his core security council while removing the Director of National Intelligence and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs. “The appointment of Mr. Bannon is something which is a radical departure from any National Security Council in history,” McCain (R-Ariz.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The role...
  • UN Security Council Members Trash Quartet Roadmap and Two-State Solution

    01/18/2017 3:53:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | David Singer
    The Security Council looks decidedly stupid and increasingly irrelevant Twelve of the fifteen members of the United Nations Security Council have apparently had a major rethink on the terms of Resolution 2334 which they approved 14-0 on 23 December 2016 with only America abstaining. They were among those who issued the Joint Declaration following the Paris Conference held on 15 January—attended by delegations from 70 countries, the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Union, the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
  • The Security Council vote was not about settlements. It was about something far worse

    12/26/2016 9:24:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/16 | Barry Shaw
    UNSC resolution was the removal of all Israeli claims to the most holy Jewish sites placing them at the feet of the Palestinians The UNSC vote was not about “settlements.” It was an Arab subterfuge, a trap into which the United States, the UK, New Zealand and other naďve or cynical diplomats took an active role. It was all smoke and mirrors, a con trick holding up the settlement issue to dazzle the voters while the real intent was to disown Israel of territories to which they have genuine claim and turn them into “illegally occupied Palestinian territory.”
  • US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

    12/23/2016 12:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 23, 2016
    A "shameful" abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations Security Council vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank. The resolution was put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. It was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause, after U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power abstained. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years. Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around...
  • President Obama Throws Israel to the Wolves

    12/23/2016 6:03:53 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/23/16 | Joseph Klein
    President Obama delivered his coup de grace in an act of spite against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The United Nations Security Council voted Friday to approve a resolution demanding that “Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” It declared that the establishment of settlements by Israel has “no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.” The Obama administration abstained, allowing the resolution to pass. All other members of the Security Council, including the United Kingdom and France, voted for it.
  • Trump and Putin need Security Council Resolution to defeat Islamic State

    12/08/2016 5:36:34 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | David Singer
    Whilst Russia and America continue to fiddle - Syria and Iraq bleed and burn. The United States and Russia seem set to jointly confront their common enemy - Islamic State - once President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office on 20 January 2017. This possibility emerged after a telephone call between Trump and Vladimir Putin following Trump’s stunning presidential victory on 8 November. President Obama’s failure to co-operate with Putin for the last two years in seeking to degrade and destroy Islamic State has resulted in hundreds of thousands of needless civilian deaths and injuries and the internal and external...
  • United Nations Must Militarily Confront Islamic State And Al-Nusra

    10/05/2016 8:20:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/16 | David Singer
    Russia and America could co-sponsor a draft resolution to the Security Council authorising military action against Islamic State and al-Nusra Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin’s assumption of the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for October could have a lightning rod effect on the Security Council finally authorising military action against Islamic State and Al Nusra under article 42 of the UN Charter. Both terrorist organisations have been the subject of many unanimous Security Council resolutions declaring them to be a threat to world peace and security—but all such resolutions have stopped short of authorising military action.
  • Egypt Blocks UN Security Council Condemnation of Coup in Turkey

    07/16/2016 12:07:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7-16-2016 | haaretz
    "Statement which urged all parties to 'respect the democratically elected government of Turkey' opposed by Egypt, which officials say argued that UNSC not in position to determine whether a government had been democratically elected" The United Nations Security Council failed on Saturday to condemn the violence and unrest in Turkey after Egypt objected to a statement that called on all parties to "respect the democratically elected government of Turkey," diplomats said. The U.S.-drafted statement also expressed grave concern over the situation in Turkey, urged the parties to show restraint, avoid any violence or bloodshed, and called for an urgent end...
  • Syrian Peace Talks Remain on Hiatus

    07/01/2016 8:14:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/16 | Joseph Klein
    The UN Security Council is incapable of demanding anything from the parties. Time is running out The war in Syria drags on, taking hundreds of thousands of lives and displacing millions of people. The conflict has created a power vacuum being filled by ISIS and other jihadist groups, while also serving as a proxy for the clashing geo-political strategic interests of Russia, the United States, Iran and other regional players. The United Nations has been helpless in trying to bring any order out of the chaos. Two special envoys for Syria, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Lakhdar Brahimi,...
  • Germany seeks UN Security Council seat again

    06/28/2016 1:54:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    In a foreign policy speech in Hamburg on Monday, Steinmeier announced that Germany would campaign for a non-permanent seat in 2019 and 2020. The country last held a Security Council seat from 2011 to 2012. Diplomats will seek support for Germany's candidacy before an election is held in mid 2018. Germany's application would require approval from at least two thirds of the 193 states in the UN General Assembly to be successful.
  • Report: Obama to use UN to divide Jerusalem

    03/08/2016 12:46:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/3/16 | David Rosenberg
    With about 10 months left in office, President Barack Obama is considering unprecedented moves to implement a two-state solution, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Senior US officials revealed that the President is looking to initiate a final negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority using United Nations Security Council resolutions, a step that would obligate not only Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but effectively determine the direction of US policy for the president’s successor as well. The report comes ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel on Tuesday, where he is scheduled to meet with...
  • UN Security Council Finally Passes Tough North Korean Measures, At Least On Paper

    03/03/2016 6:51:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/16 | Joseph Klein
    Given North Korea’s track record, the Security Council reserved the right to take further significant measures in the event of continued North Korean nuclear tests or launches The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on March 2nd that imposes tough new sanctions and tightens some of its existing measures against North Korea. Resolution 2270 (2016) was the Security Council’s latest and strongest response to the rogue North Korean regime’s ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related test activities in violation of a series of prior Security Council resolutions. Led by the United States, which collaborated extensively with China to reach...
  • While John Kerry was playing Secretary of State on TV North Korea developed ICBM that can hit us

    02/18/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/18/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A veteran Heritage Foundation (HF) researcher who has studied data from North Korea has very serious news for all Americans: The North Koreans now have the capability to hit any place in the United States with a nuclear loaded warhead. Thanks to the silly, bowing, scraping and time wasting charade the very phony John Kerry has carried out over his pointless tenure as Barack Obama’s Sectary of State, every single person in America is now in genuine danger. The (HF) researcher concluded that since North Korea has successfully put another satellite into orbit she has the technological ability to launch...
  • UN Security Council Approves Resolution on Syrian Peace Process

    12/19/2015 12:12:40 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | December 18, 2015 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by the United States and Russia that endorses an international roadmap for a Syrian peace process. A resolution's text was hammered out at a New York hotel during a December 18 meeting of 20 foreign ministers that was convened by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura. The resolution calls on the United Nations to bring together representatives of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and moderate opposition groups that have been fighting Assad's regime for nearly five years. It...
  • Ban Ki-Moon Condemns The American Stand On Syria, Endorses Putin's

    11/01/2015 6:15:35 PM PST · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | Eric Zuesse
    In an interview with Spanish newspapers that was published October 31st, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be removed from office, and Moon said: “The future of Assad must be determined by the Syrian people.” The U.N. Secretary General is here implicitly blaming all of this - lots of blood and misery - on U.S. President Obama, and on the “many Western countries” who ally with him and have joined with him in demanding regime-change in Syria. The position of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been, and is, to the...
  • UN Security Council to meet on Israeli-Palestinian violence

    10/16/2015 5:47:54 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    Reuters - Jerusalem Post ^ | October 16 | Staff
    UNITED NATIONS- The United Nations Security Council will hold a special meeting on Friday to discuss the recent spate of violence between Israel and the Palestinians in which 39 people have been killed over the past two weeks. The meeting, which diplomats said was called at the request of council member Jordan, will include a briefing from the UN secretariat on the situation on the ground and will take place at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), the United Nations said on Thursday