United Nations

Nikki Haley announces $285 million cut to United Nations budget

(Worthy News) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced Sunday that the United States had slashed the U.N.’s budget by more than $285 million for fiscal 2018. The international body’s budget for fiscal 2016 was $5.4 billion. Haley called the cuts a “historic reduction” that will help with the organization’s “bloated management.”…

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Haley: New UN resolution punishing Iran could be in the works

(Worthy News) – Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, said that based on a new report by the U.N. Secretary-General, new pressure on Iran’s continued behavior could lead to a new resolution against the Tehran regime or the strengthening present ones. Haley was speaking Tuesday at a briefing on the Security Council…

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US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

(Worthy News) – The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn. The remaining 14 council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the…

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Assad Hopeful About Upcoming Russian-Sponsored Talks on Syria

(Worthy News) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed regret for the stalemate of U.N.-brokered intra-Syrian talks in Geneva last week but says he expects better results during the Russian-sponsored Sochi peace process to be held in February. “Those with whom we are negotiating in Geneva – the Syrian opposition – do not represent the Syrian…

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UN Security Council to vote Monday on rejecting US Jerusalem decision

(Worthy News) – The United Nations Security Council will vote Monday on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said. Egypt on Sunday requested the vote for the next day. On Saturday, it presented the measure that is likely to be vetoed…

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US presents ‘undeniable’ evidence Iran arming Yemen’s rebels with missiles

(Worthy News) – US President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations unveiled Thursday what she said was “undeniable” evidence proving that Iran is funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen in violation of international law. At a news conference in a hanger at a military base in Washington, Nikki Haley presented recently declassified evidence…

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Europe, Arabs to unite against Israel at UN Security Council

(Worthy News) – European countries, Egypt and Russia are slated to rail against US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, when the United Nations Security Council holds a meeting on the matter in New York on Friday. PLO Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour called on the council “to act swiftly” to…

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UN Passes Wave of Anti-Israel Resolutions, Disavows Israeli Ties to Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – The United Nations General Assembly passed six anti-Israel resolutions on Thursday, including a measure disavowing Israeli ties to Jerusalem and its holy sites. Approved in a 151-6 vote with nine abstentions, the General Assembly resolution stated that “any actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration…

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