Contents tagged with UN Security Council

  • Russia convenes UN Security Council session on Syria

    Russia has asked that an open session of the UN Security Council be held in order to discus the results of the summit between Russia, Iran and Turkey, Interfax reports, citing Russia’s permanent representative to the UN.

    This was done “in light of the interest shown by several Security Council members in the results of the Russia-Iran-Turkey summit” explained the mission spokesman Fedor Strzhizhovsky. He clarified that the session has been requested for Tuesday at 11:00 New York time.

    “Our …

  • Iran intends to expand the capabilities of its ballistic and cruise missiles

    Iran intends to expand the capabilities of its ballistic and cruise missiles, stated on Saturday, Iran’s deputy defense minister for international affairs, Mohammad Ahadi, reports television channel Press TV.

    “Expanding the capabilities of various ballistic and cruise missiles, obtaining a next-generation fighter planes, as well as ships and submarines equipped with various types of weapons, is included in the ministry’s [of defense] new plans,” the television channel quotes him.

    Ahadi added …

  • Moscow blocks UN resolution on sanctions against Russian Agrosoyuz bank

    Moscow blocked the resolution submitted by the Unites States at the UN Security Council Committee requesting to impose sanctions against one individual and several legal entities, including Russian Commercial bank Agrosoyuz, for violating sanctions against North Korea.

    "The evidence provided by Americans in support of their proposal is absolutely unconvincing", - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Friday.

    Russian Ministry accused the US Delegation of "pushy methods of work at the UN …

  • Ukrainian President asks diplomats to prepare new UN resolution on Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Ukrainian diplomats to prepare a new resolution on the Crimea for the next session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in order to stop any speculation about the status of the peninsula, the head of the state wrote on his Facebook page.

     “Ukraine continues the struggle for the de-occupation of the Crimea, for the rights and freedom of the Crimean Tatar people. I have asked diplomats to prepare a new resolution on the Crimea for for the next session of …

  • Iran accuses the US of pressuring NATO partners

    Official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Bahram Kasemi said that the U.S. is pressuring its NATO partners and imposing its views and policies on them. “Although most of NATO’s expenditures go to ensuring U.S. security, this country behaves as if others are indebted to it and, by exerting pressure, tries to impose its views and policies on other nations, especially European countries,” Kasemi said.

    He also said that Tehran condemns and opposes the repeated accusations made …

  • US State Department accuses Assad's forces of violating agreement on de-escalation zones in Syria

    The US Department of State expressed concern on about reports that Syrian government forces are conducting operations in one of the de-escalation zones in southwestern of Syria in violation of previously-reached agreements.

    "The United States remains concerned by reports of impending Syrian government operations in southwest Syria within the boundaries of the de-escalation zone [that had been] negotiated between the United States, Jordan, and the Russian Federation last year and reaffirmed …

  • Russia blocks UN Security Council resolution on chemical attack in Syria

    Russia blocked a draft resolution that was introduced in the UN Security Council by the United States regarding the establishment of a new mechanism for investigating chemical attacks in Syria.

    12 members of the Council voted for the resolution, and Russia and Bolivia voted against it. China abstained from voting.

    Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Security Council, said that with the new U.S. resolution “they are trying to revive a joint investigation mechanism that ‘ …

  • Media: 61 people killed in Russian and Assad's air strikes in Eastern Ghouta

    At least sixty one people are dead and one hundred injured as a result of air strikes conducted by Russian planes and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s air force on the marketplace in the highly populated settlement of Kafr Batna, located in the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, reports Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    According to representatives of the Civil Defense Administration (White Hats) in Eastern Ghouta, rescuers cannot reach the wounded nor collect the bodies of the dead in …

  • The UN Security Council calls on Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine

    On March 15th, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the situation in the annexed Crimea, representatives of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States, and other countries called on Russia to return the Crimea to Ukraine and confirmed that sanctions imposed on Russia would not be lifted while the peninsula remains under Russian control. The event was broadcast on the United Nations website.

    The representative of Great Britain to the United Nations recalled the …

  • Macron and Merkel sent appeal to Putin over situation in eastern Ghouta

    French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a joint letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin requesting the approval of a UN Security Council resolution on a truce in Syria, reported Le Figaro, citing the Élysée Palace.

    In the letter, the leaders of France and Germany asked Putin to support the draft resolution, which calls for a cessation of hostilities for a period of 30 days in order to deliver humanitarian aid to Eastern Ghouta, as well as to evacuate the …