The U.N. Security Council focuses on the war’s toll on Ukraine’s women and children.

#russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #thomas-greenfield-linda

How Do We Deal With a Superpower Led by a War Criminal?

There’s never been a pariah state as consequential as Russia.

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Document War Crimes in Ukraine (Even if Putin Never Faces Justice)

Posterity must know what really happened in Ukraine. Justice must be given a chance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bucha-ukraine, #international-criminal-court, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

At Least 200 Feared Dead in Apartments Hit by Russia, Officials Say

After Russian forces withdrew from Borodyanka, a commuter town near Ukraine’s capital, families are searching the rubble for bodies.

#borodyanka-ukraine, #bucha-ukraine, #civilian-casualties, #cluster-munitions, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.N. Slams Russia for False Narratives About Biological Weapons

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said Russia was spreading disinformation and may be planning to use chemical or biological agents against Ukrainians.

#propaganda, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #united-states

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Tests China’s ‘Sovereignty’ Rhetoric

China has presented itself as a defender of sovereign independence. But its reluctance to denounce Russia’s aggression forces it into an awkward position.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #olympic-games-2022, #putin-vladimir-v, #rudd-kevin, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

How Russia Attacked Ukraine and What Happens Next

Explosions thundered in Ukrainian cities shortly after President Vladimir V. Putin declared the start of a “special military operation.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #eastern-europe, #europe, #european-union, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #russia, #security-council-un, #ukraine, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #vladimir-v-putin, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

The Invasion of Ukraine: How Russia Attacked and What Happens Next

Explosions thundered in Ukrainian cities shortly after President Vladimir V. Putin declared the start of a “special military operation.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #eastern-europe, #europe, #european-union, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #russia, #security-council-un, #ukraine, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #vladimir-v-putin, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

‘Guernica’ Antiwar Tapestry to Be Rehung at U.N.

The canvas replica of Picasso’s painting, symbolizing war’s horrors, had been a photogenic fixture at the United Nations for decades before its owner, the Rockefeller family, removed it last year.

#art, #guterres-antonio, #manhattan-nyc, #national-trust-for-historic-preservation, #picasso-pablo, #rockefeller-family, #rockefeller-nelson-aldrich, #security-council-un, #spain, #spanish-civil-war-1936-39, #united-nations

Angry US-Russia Exchange at UN Punctuates Deepening Ukraine Rift

With vitriolic accusations that echoed the Cold War era, the United States and Russia sparred in a bitter debate over the Ukraine crisis in a Security Council meeting watched by the world on Monday.

#cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #eastern-europe, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #security-council-un, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #ukraine

U.S. and Russia to Confront Each Other at U.N. Over Ukraine

The Americans see the Security Council meeting as an opportunity to force Russia to explain itself, while Russia calls the meeting a diplomatic farce.

#eastern-europe, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #russia, #security-council-un, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

North Korea Launches 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

The recent missile activity has raised tensions in the region at a sensitive time, and has prompted the United States to call for more sanctions on the North.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea, #security-council-un, #south-korea, #united-states

North Korea Threatens ‘Stronger’ Reaction as U.S. Seeks Sanctions Over Missile Tests

The country’s warning came as tensions have crept up over its six missile tests in recent months.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea, #nuclear-tests, #security-council-un, #united-states-international-relations

North Korea Launches 2nd Ballistic Missile in a Week, South Korea Says

The launch came as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the country’s growing weapons threat.

#kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea, #nuclear-tests, #security-council-un, #south-korea

Russia Blocks U.N. Move to Treat Climate as Security Threat

The Russian veto of a widely supported Security Council resolution pointed to the difficulty of achieving a unified response to global warming.

#global-warming, #politics-and-government, #russia, #security-council-un

Biden to Meet With Kenya’s President Amid Crisis in Ethiopia

The two leaders are expected to discuss the situation in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, where fighters have been accused of atrocities against civilians.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #kenya, #kenyatta-uhuru-muigai, #security-council-un, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Pakistan Says U.N. Envoy of Old Afghan Government Should Vacate Seat

Stopping short of urging that a Taliban envoy to the U.N. be accepted, Pakistan’s foreign minister suggested that stability had improved in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #general-assembly-un, #humanitarian-aid, #isaczai-ghulam-m, #politics-and-government, #security-council-un, #taliban, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations

Afghanistan Faces Economic Shock as Sanctions Replace Foreign Aid

The Taliban will be under pressure to keep a fragile economy afloat.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #foreign-aid, #humanitarian-aid, #international-monetary-fund, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #security-council-un, #taliban, #treasury-department, #united-nations, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-bank

Women in Afghanistan Wait for US Protection, as Promised

Afghan women who worked with the U.S. or international groups are frantically erasing any trace of those links for fear that they will be targeted by the Taliban.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #foreign-aid, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kabul-international-airport, #mayorkas-alejandro, #politics-and-government, #security-council-un, #state-department, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Russian Mercenaries Are Driving War Crimes in Africa, U.N. Says

An investigative report says that Russian operatives in the Central African Republic who had been billed as unarmed advisers are actually leading the fighting, including massacres of civilians.

#central-african-republic, #defense-and-military-forces, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #prigozhin-yevgeny-v, #security-council-un, #wagner-group

Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal With a Nuclear-Free Persian Gulf

Regional rivalries lie at the heart of opposition to the nuclear pact. Could a revived agreement chart a better path?

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #nuclear-weapons, #security-council-un, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

How Illicit Oil Is Smuggled Into North Korea With China’s Help

New satellite images obtained by The New York Times show that China has allowed tankers to use its infrastructure and territorial waters to deliver oil to North Korea.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #north-korea, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #satellites, #security-council-un, #ships-and-shipping, #smuggling, #united-nations, #united-states, #your-feed-visual-investigations

U.N. Says 38 Killed in Myanmar in ‘Bloodiest Day’ Since Coup Began

As the military’s crackdown against demonstrators grows more deadly, the U.N.’s special representative for the country said the junta had rejected her requests to visit.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #general-assembly-un, #myanmar, #security-council-un

Possible Showdown Over Myanmar Ambassador Looms at U.N.

The military junta in Myanmar wants to replace its United Nations’ envoy, but he isn’t leaving. “We’re in a very unique situation,” the U.N. spokesman said.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #general-assembly-un, #guterres-antonio, #myanmar, #security-council-un, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #united-nations

Biden Wants to Return to the Iran Deal. He Can Start Here.

There is a window now to restore America’s credibility and bring more stability to the Middle East.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #middle-east, #nuclear-weapons, #security-council-un, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zarif-mohammad-javad

U.S. Blacklisting of Yemen’s Houthis May Cause ‘Large-Scale Famine,’ U.N. Warns

U.N. officials say that the designation of the Houthis as a terrorist organization could choke food deliveries to Yemen, where millions face starvation.

#famine, #houthis, #humanitarian-aid, #security-council-un, #united-nations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yemen

Erdogan’s Visit to Northern Cyprus Stokes Decades-Long Dispute

The Turkish president visited the island’s Turkish-occupied north, angering Cypriot and Greek officials and inflaming tensions.

#ankara-turkey, #cyprus, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #famagusta-cyprus, #politics-and-government, #security-council-un

Trying to Hammer Iran With U.N. Sanctions, U.S. Issues More of Its Own

The Trump administration targeted Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs after the U.N. refused to enforce international penalties that the U.S. said it had triggered over the weekend.

#arms-trade, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #maduro-nicolas, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #security-council-un, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Russian Attack Jets Back Mercenaries Fighting in Libya

An American military official said the warplanes were conducting combat missions in support of Kremlin-backed private security forces, and extending Moscow’s influence in Africa.

#defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #hifter-khalifa, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #security-council-un, #united-states-africa-command, #wagner-group

Iran to Allow U.N. Inspections of Previously Blocked Nuclear Sites

The reversal comes amid a United Nations Security Council split over whether to restore international sanctions against Iran’s economy — and demolish a 2015 accord that limits its nuclear program.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #iran, #nuclear-weapons, #rouhani-hassan, #security-council-un, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Instead of Isolating Iran, U.S. Finds Itself on the Outside Over Nuclear Deal

Allies and adversaries alike have refused to recognize the Trump administration’s demand for sanctions, potentially weakening American authority worldwide.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #security-council-un, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.S. Heads to United Nations to Demand ‘Snapback’ of Sanctions Against Iran

Without European support, it is not clear how the United States alone would enforce U.N. sanctions to punish Iran for violating the 2015 nuclear deal that world powers are trying to save.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-commission, #european-union, #iran, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #security-council-un, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Israel-U.A.E. Deal and the Beirut Blast Both Box in Iran

With Arab neighbors more worried about Iran than Israel, is Tehran losing the battle for influence in the region?

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #france, #hezbollah, #international-relations, #israel, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #middle-east-and-north-africa-unrest-2010, #netanyahu-benjamin, #rouhani-hassan, #security-council-un, #united-states-international-relations, #zarif-mohammad-javad

U.N. Security Council Rejects U.S. Proposal to Extend Arms Embargo on Iran

The defeat underscored America’s deepening global isolation, but for the Trump administration, the vote could open a separate path to try to inflict maximum damage on Iran.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #security-council-un, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations

In Diplomatic Doubleheader, U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel From Ships Headed to Venezuela

The high-seas handover blocked two diplomatic adversaries from evading American economic sanctions. Iran denied it was its fuel.

#defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #justice-department, #maduro-nicolas, #security-council-un, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #venezuela

To Pressure Iran, Pompeo Turns to the Deal Trump Renounced

The secretary of state is preparing an argument that the U.S. remains a participant in the Obama-era nuclear deal, with the goal of extending an arms embargo or destroying the accord.

#arms-trade, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #iran, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #russia, #security-council-un, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations