North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.
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WORLD POLITICS: Russia Rejects MSM Reports on ‘Russia Blocking’ UNSC Condemnation of North Korea Missile Test
“US delegation stopped the work on the document without any explanation and claimed to the media that Russia had ‘blocked’ it,” the Russian delegation said.
Sandra Honore, the UN envoy to Haiti, told the council on Tuesday that “Haiti’s political outlook for 2017 and beyond has significantly improved.”
Villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo discovered the remains of two UN investigators and their Congolese interpreter who went missing this month in an area engulfed in a violent uprising, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.
Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters: “Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution.”
North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over U.S.-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.
United Nations Security Council has dropped sanctions against Afghan strongman Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, potentially paving the way for the notorious warlord to return openly to Afghanistan.
Congo’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ignace Gata Mavita, detailed a series of M23 incursions that began in November and accelerated last month.
“We spend far more time and resources responding to crises rather than preventing them,” Antonio Guterres said. “We need a whole new approach.”
India accused Jaish-e-Mohammad and its top leader, Maulana Masood Azhar, of masterminding several attacks, including a deadly assault on an Indian air base.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will on Wednesday lay out the next steps needed to push both Israel and Palestine leadership towards a two-state solution.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they seek to establish in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.
“We have no doubt the Obama Administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,” PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Reaffirming Israel’s obligation, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under Fourth Geneva Convention.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned ambassadors of 10 nations to Jerusalem to reprimand them and had more harsh words for the Obama administration.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi put off the vote after a request from Israel. Egypt was the first Arab state to make peace with Israel.
“The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed,” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said.
Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf leads delegation of West African leaderes to tell Gambia’s leader Yahya Jammeh to accept his election defeat.
United States, China agreed on new U.N. sanctions to impose on North Korea over the nuclear test it conducted in September, but Russia is delaying action.
The government is considering blacklisting companies based in China or other countries known to be facilitating transactions with North Korea.