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John Kerry Discusses Situation Concerning Iraq and Islamic State

Oct 4, 2014 News, Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

www.EuropaNewswire.com United Nations, New York, USA, 19 September 2014  – John Kerry (right), Secretary of State of the United States and President of the Security Council for September, confers with Laurent Fabius, Minister for Foreign Affairs of France, at the Council’s meeting on the situation concerning Iraq and IS. On the Photo: John Kerry and Laurent Fabius, Minister for Foreign Affairs of France John Kerry, US Secretary of State: “We have been very clear from the beginning. We will not allow geography or borders to prevent us from being able to take actions against ISIL. And we will not allow [Read More]

Samantha Power on the Downing of an UNMISS Helicopter in South Sudan

Aug 27, 2014 News, Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the August 26 downing of a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) helicopter outside Bentiu, in northern South Sudan. Of the four Russian crew members on board, three were killed and one was injured. We extend our deepest condolences to their families and to the Russian Federation, which for several years has provided invaluable helicopters and personnel to UNMISS, without which peacekeepers would struggle to move around an extremely challenging conflict area. We welcome the UN’s announcement that it will conduct a full investigation, and call on [Read More]

Vitaly Churkin confirmed convoy had reached Lugansk

Aug 22, 2014 News, Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

United Nations, August 22 2014 Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin today confirmed that the first trucks from the Russian humanitarian convoy had reached the city of Lugansk. Churkin told reporters in New York that it had “became clear” that Ukrainians were “procrastinating” and border “kept saying that they had no orders to allow the entry of that humanitarian convoy into the Ukrainian territory.” He said that given the “pressing need for human assistance” and the fact that some of the goods were perishable, “a decision was taken” and “the convoy departed.” In an exchange with Voice of America correspondent Margaret Besheer [Read More]

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