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UN / REAX OBAMA

Responding to questions on US President Barack Obama's statements about US military action in Syria, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said he would not "prejudge actions that have not yet (been) taken," but indicated that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agrees that "the threat of ISIS / ISIL needs to be faced." UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

US ambassador Samantha Power expressed her government's concern that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get chemical weapons in Syria. She said "if there are chemical weapons left in Syria, there will be a risk that those weapons fall into ISIL's hands. And we can only imagine what a group like that would [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / POWER

The US is planning to table a Security Council resolution to strengthen the ability of national governments to tackle the phenomenon of foreign fighters, especially of ISIL. US Ambassador Samantha Power noted the need to share intelligence and said the US will be contributing expertise to curb this issue. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / DPRK

North Korean Ambassador Ri Tong Il told reporters in New York that the joint military exercises currently being conducted by South Korea and the United States are "not simply an annual routine defensive nature military exercise as the US shamelessly continues to advertise to the international community, but this is strictly and totally aggression war [...]

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / FERGUSON

A UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General is aware that United States’ federal authorities have announced an investigation into the killing of Michael Brown.  He hopes local and federal investigations will shed full light on the killing and that justice will be done. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Aug 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / KERRY ELECTIONS AUDIT

Following the announcement of the new agreement between Afghanistan's two presidential candidates on the way forward with the audit of the 14 June run-off, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the actions by the two leaders to unite the country, "to bring themselves together in the interest of their country to define an [...]

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / DPRK KOREAN PENINSULA

North Korean Ambassador Ri Tong Il said that "the US and South Korea joint military exercises is the root cause of the aggravation of tension on the Korean Peninsula",  adding in “if the UN Security Council is genuinely serious about the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula, the Security Council should put in the [...]

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA CEASEFIRE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United Nations Representative in Jerusalem, Special Coordinator Robert Serry, has received assurances that all parties have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. UNIFEED-UNTV

31 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IMF / US ECONOMY

The US recovery is gathering steam but boosting potential growth and carefully beginning to raise interest rates remain top priorities, the International Monetary Fund said in its most recent report on the world's largest economy. IMF

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

A senior UN official told the Security Council that while there have been several steps recently to help de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, including a ceasefire that seems to be holding and the start of peace talks, the situation on the ground remains deeply worrying. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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