Contents tagged with UN Security Council

  • 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 …

  • Russia prevents adoption of resolution on ceasefire in Syria

    The UN Security Council was unable to adopt a resolution for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. Due to Russia’s position, voting on the measure was not held on Thursday, February 22nd.

    The permanent representative of Moscow in the Security Council, Vasily Nebenzya, made it clear that he would not vote for the resolution submitted by Sweden and Kuwait, and proposed a number of changes to the document.

    Since Russia has the right of veto and can block any resolution of the UN Security Council, the …

  • Russia claims that ISIS generates revenue through online casinos

    Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya said that the Islamic State uses online casinos to generate revenue, reports Interfax.

    "They improve their skills in modern technologies. For example, in one of the neighboring Syria countries, the accomplices of the terrorists are stealing the money of ordinary citizens through fake online shops. The fighters of the ‘Caliphate’ do not shun earnings from online casinos either," Nebenzya said.

    According to him, thanks to the actions …

  • Ukraine supports Security Council resolution on Jerusalem

    Ukraine’s permanent ambassador to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko reported that Ukraine supported the UN Security Council’s draft resolution on the status of Jerusalem, and advocated the necessity of observing the norms of international law, Ukrinform writes.

    “The ultimate status of Jerusalem must be determined exclusively through negotiations in accordance with the Security Council’s resolutions… Ukraine consistently advocates the necessity of observing the norms of international law. For us this …

  • U.S. blocks Russian resolution in UN Security Council

    The United States blocked a proposal by Russia in the UN Security Council that was connected with the attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus, Interfax reports.

    The press secretary of Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Fyodor Strzhalkhovsky, said that the draft of the UN Security Council press statement proposed by Russia, condemning the attack by terrorists on the Russian embassy in Damascus on November 20, was again blocked by the American delegation.

    “This is yet another …