Category: UN

Iranian UN Envoy: Bibi’s UN speech saber-rattling

Iran’s deputy ambassador to the UN has condemned anti-Iranian remarks made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly as “inflammatory”, and accused him of “saber-rattling”. “We just heard an inflammatory statement,” Khodadad Seifi said to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday minutes after Netanyahu ended his speech adding, “Like last year, […]

Syria chemical weapons UN resolution passed

A “historic” resolution to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons has been passed unanimously by the United Nations Security Council. All 15 members of the council voted in favour of the resolution, which was widely seen as a compromise between the US and Syria’s key ally, Russia. The vote after two weeks of intense negotiations marks a […]

UN postpones Syria chemical work over ‘safety’

United Nations: The United Nations has postponed a planned new visit by chemical weapons experts to a site near Damascus on Tuesday over “safety” fears, a spokesman said. A sniper attack on the experts on Monday forced the review of the plan to return to the Damascus suburb of Gouta, said UN spokesman . “Following […]

West has no proof Assad launched gas attack
– it just wants to fight him

Russia warned Western powers on Monday against any military intervention in Syria, saying the use of force without a United Nations mandate would violate international law. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference that while the use of chemical weapons in Syria must be investigated, Western powers were jumping to accuse President Bashar Assad’s […]

Brtish Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

Britain is planning to join forces with America and launch military action against Syria within days in response to the gas attack believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against his own people. Royal Navy vessels are being readied to take part in a possible series of cruise missile strikes, alongside […]

UN weapons inspectors ‘shot at by snipers’

Weapons inspectors investigating an alleged chemical attack in Damascus have been shot at by snipers, a UN spokesman has said. The team’s lead vehicle was “deliberately shot at multiple times” as they visited a suburb of the city where hundreds of people were allegedly killed. None of the inspectors, who were dressed in body armour, […]

Russia says tragic mistake to assign blame too soon..

Russia said on Sunday that assigning blame too soon over the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria would be a “tragic mistake”, before a U.N. investigation on Monday. Without directly naming the United States but in comments that warned against any military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, Moscow urged against “hurried conclusions” over […]

Syria will let UN inspectors probe chemical attack: FM

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says Damascus will provide the UN team with access to the site of the recent alleged chemical attack in the country. In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Saturday, al-Muallem added that his respective country has cooperated with the UN team of chemical experts present […]

On Syria, Obama says no rush towards costly interventions

President Barack Obama called the apparent gassing of hundreds of Syrian civilians a “big event of grave concern” but stressed on Friday he was in no rush to embroil Americans in a costly new war. As opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad braved the frontlines around Damascus to smuggle out tissue samples from victims of […]

U.S. says Syria opposition incapable of chemical attack

The US says the alleged chemical attack in Syria would be ‘outrageous and flagrant escalation’ by Assad, if the reports are confirmed. With still no evidence of the government’s involvement in the attack, or any confirmation about the number of victims, the pressure on the Syrian government is growing.

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