Trump’s UN speech in breach of UN charter, says Swedish FM

2017-09-20 Editor: Mu Xuequan STOCKHOLM, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) — Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s first United Nations (UN) address as “bombastic and nationalist,” saying the speech was “in breach of the UN charter.” Wallstrom commented on the speech soon after Trump stepped off the podium at the UN headquarters,…

China unwilling to accept threats of using force as means to resolve North Korea issue

  September 19, 11:41 UTC+3 Political dialogue is the only way to resolve the current issues, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry BEIJING, September 19. /TASS/. China would not accept any threats and hints concerning the use of force in order to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said at…

Keywords of China’s major-country diplomacy: China’s global governance vision

2017-09-14 Editor: yan Editor’s Note: China is rolling out a major documentary series on its diplomatic principles, practices and achievements over the past five years. The English-language version of the program is also available on TV and online. To help the audience better understand Chinese diplomacy, Xinhua is releasing a variety of reports that include…

The UN is failing – states must back off and give its leader the power to act

Wednesday 13 September 2017 Helen Clark Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Image The former New Zealand premier and top UN official says the organisation cannot hope to end today’s crises while it is hamstrung by micro-management ‘Member states must ease up, and give the UN secretary general and his/her managers the space to act decisively.’ Photograph:…

To Bring about Security Council Reform, Aspirants for Permanent Seats will Need to Compromise

United Nations University Center for Policy Research Sebastian von Einsiedel First published in Japanese in Asahi Shimbun.  July 2, 2016     On 1 July, Japan assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council, where it serves as an elected member for two years. It is a painful reminder that despite being the world’s…

Russia Blocks Egypt From Pushing for More Oversight of UN Sanctions

PASSBLUE Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, Egypt’s ambassador to the UN, voting yes on the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, Dec. 23, 2016. Egypt’s term on the Council ends this year and the nation wants to leave its mark as rotating president in August. EVAN SCHNEIDER DULCIE LEIMBACH 31 JULY 2017 Striving to leave an…

UN discussing resolution on consequences of sanctions against states

TASS RUSSIAN NEWS AGENCY UNITED NATIONS, August 1. /TASS/. The United Nations Security Council is discussing an Egypt-initiated resolution on consequences of sanctions imposed on states, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Tuesday. “We are discussing the resolution on that,” he told journalists, adding that the document has yet been…

Iran Raising US Breaches of JCPOA in Int’l Circles: Zarif

Tasnim News Agency August, 01, 2017 TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed recent US sanctions against Iran and said Tehran is raising issue of Washington’s breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), to international circles. Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in the…

Amazon says it is under investigation for selling goods to Iranian embassy, others

Washington Post By Abha Bhattarai July 31   Amazon.com says it sold $34,000 worth of products to people and entities with ties to the Iranian government. (Paul Sakuma/AP) Amazon.com is under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, the online giant said Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company says…