Only US, Israel and Australia vote against United Nations General Assembly resolution allowing the Palestinian to participate fully in meetings as a legitimate state and join previously restricted international bodies.
The 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday allowed the Palestinians to act more like a full UN member state during meetings in 2019 when they will chair the group of 77 developing nations.
The United States, Israel and Australia voted against the move, which won 146 votes in favor. There were 15 abstentions and 29 countries didn’t vote.
“We cannot support efforts by the Palestinians to enhance their status outside of direct negotiations. Continue Reading »
Even though the U.S. opposes all pro-Nazi speech, due to protecting its First Amendment beliefs, U.S. officials will again vote ‘no’ at the UNGA on the annual Russian resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism.
– As in past years, U.S. officials are reportedly pressuring Israel to demonstrate support and also vote ‘no’, or at least ‘abstain’ this year.
By The Associated Press
The US plans to vote against a yearly resolution at the United Nations that condemns the the glorification of Nazism, State Department officials said Wednesday.
Although it may seem counterintuitive, officials said free speech protections and other problems with the resolution make it impossible for America to support. Continue Reading »
US Ambassador to the UN says Hamas’ new leader’s boasting of receiving money and weapons from Iran prove Tehran is violating UN resolutions prohibiting their export of weapons.
The United States on Thursday described remarks by a Hamas leader boasting of strong military ties with Iran as a “stunning admission” that showed Tehran was violating a UN ban on arms exports.
Hamas leader Yahya al-Sinwar, who heads the Islamist terrorist movement in Gaza, told reporters on Monday that Iran was the “biggest supporter” of Hamas’ military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
“The Iranian military support to Hamas and al-Qassam is strategic,” said Sinwar, adding that ties with Iran had “become fantastic and returned to its former era.” Continue Reading »
“The Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran’s malign actions – including weapons transfers, support for terrorism & other violations of int’l norms,” said the White House Press Secretary, noting this White House was “not going to sit by and not act.”
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration sent a stark message to Tehran on Wednesday over Iran’s continued missile tests and support for proxy militia groups battling Saudi Arabian forces.
Speaking publicly for the first time since Donald Trump became US president, his national security adviser, retired General Michael Flynn, said the White House was putting Iran “on notice,” and vowed to act decisively in response. Continue Reading »
Conspicuously neglected in the American sponsored nuclear agreement with Iran, the UN passed resolution 2231, which stated that Iran could not conduct ballistic missile tests, making the test that occurred on Sunday outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, a direct violation of the UN resolution.
By JPOST.com Staff
US officials say that Iran has conducted a ballistic missile test in violation of the UN resolution put in place after the Iran nuclear deal.
Iran launches 2 Qadr H missiles marked with ‘Israel must be wiped out’ – Iran TV
Officials told Fox News on Monday, that the test occurred outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, on Sunday. Continue Reading »