Tag: United Nations

Netanyahu Responds to UN ‘Absurdities’ on Israel: ‘It’s Called the Bible. I Highly Recommend It’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday attacked “absurdities” in U.N. agencies’ treatment of Israel, invoking tennis legend John McEnroe, the Bible – and penguins – in a speech that was in turn deadly serious about Iran, upbeat about Israeli diplomatic breakthroughs, and thankful to the Trump administration for its outspoken support.Israeli leaders do not […]

Iran, Venezuela Fire Back After Trump’s Strong Criticism at UN

President Trump’s debut U.N. General Assembly speech Tuesday drew strong reactions from two of the three regimes he criticized most sharply, although the response from Kim Jong-un – whom Trump derisively labeled “rocket man” and said he was on a “suicide mission” – is yet to be seen.Trump flailed the “depraved” regime in Pyongyang for […]

Trump ​slams the UN in his first UN appearance

President Trump used his first official visit to the United Nations on Monday to criticize the world body for not living up to its “potential,” and urged member nations to reject “business as usual” and take “bold stands.”“In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of ​​bureaucracy and mismanagement​,​”​ Trump […]

From tug of war with Obama to Trump’s warm embrace: Benjamin Netanyahu heads for UN

One of the most striking elements in the run-up to Monday’s meeting in New York between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump is the lack of the apocalyptic background noise that preceded almost every meeting between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.There was certainly a great deal of expectation of a boom […]

UN has exhausted its options on Korean Peninsula, says US ambassador Nikki Haley

Washington: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned that the world body has “exhausted” its options on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.”We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the security council at this point,” Haley on Sunday said in an interview with the CNN.”None of us want war,” […]

Haley: ‘Plenty of military options’ on North Korea

Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that with limited diplomatic options, she would be “perfectly happy” to hand responsibility for dealing with North Korea over to Secretary of Defense James “Mattis because he has plenty of military options.””We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do […]

U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Monday to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its largest nuclear bomb test, after the United States watered-down the text of a resolution to appease China and Russia.   A week ago, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for the “strongest […]

US envoy tells UN: North Korean leader is ‘begging for war’

North Korea’s leader is “begging for war,” the U.S. ambassador said Monday at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, as members called for punishing the country with even stronger sanctions for its powerful nuclear test. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. would look at countries doing business with the North — which include […]

UN chief Guterres meets Israels Netanyahu in Jerusalem, pledges to fight anti-Semitism

28 August 2017 – Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist.On his first visit to Israel since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Netanyahu […]

UN to Trump: Stop Detaining Illegal Aliens

The United Nations Human Rights Council is now demanding President Trump enact a full open borders policy that would release more than 350,000 illegal aliens and foreign refugees into the public. In a 23-page report by the U.N. Human Rights Council, Trump is requested to set free all foreign nationals who are currently awaiting immigration […]