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Security Council Meeting on the Chemical Weapons Attack in Britain

Apr 19, 2018 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 18 2018 – British Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierces during a Security Council meeting on the Chemical weapons attack situation between Britain and Russia today at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire   UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu told the Security Council that samples collected by the UN chemical watchdog (OPCW) team “confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used on 4 March in Salisbury.” Speaking at the Council today Nakamitsu said the OPCW team [Read More]

Who is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Aug 7, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, August 07 2015 – Samantha Power, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, speaks to members of her Delegations on the way out of the UNHQ, following the adoption of resolution 2235 (2015) by the Security Council. The resolution sets out the steps for the creation of a Joint Investigative Mechanism of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to identify individuals or entities responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. On the Photo: US Ambassador Samantha Power Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire The United Nations Security Council today  gave the [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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