Security Council

Raising awareness on Iran or enjoying losing dismally?

What is the point of calling a second, dramatic public vote in less than two weeks if the US knows it will lose and lose badly?

Should Washington pursue a snapback of sanctions on Tehran?

The UN’s arms restrictions are tied to Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorsed the nuclear deal with Iran.

By KIRKLAND H. DONALD , JOHN BIRD
15/08/2020
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the cabinet meeting in Tehran, Iran, March 4, 2020
Iran says US humiliated by rejection of UN arms embargo extension

In a televised speech, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that "the great success was that the United States was defeated in this conspiracy with humiliation."

By REUTERS
15/08/2020
UN Security Council to start talks on US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

Council veto-powers Russia and China have already signaled their opposition to the move.

By REUTERS
24/06/2020
UN Security Council to hold open-door discussion on annexation

The meeting was initially set to take place in a closed-door setting; Danon: “Just as any other country cannot annex its own land, Israel cannot annex land that already belongs to her.”

New UNSC members not expected to tilt balance of power for Israel

Ambassador Danny Danon tells ‘Post’ that the new members will join UNSC in 2021, while a significant diplomatic battle around Israeli sovereignty could happen as early as next week.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Did Putin save Israel from Obama at UN, and why are we hearing this now?

Regardless of whether one believes Netanyahu’s side or Obama administration alums, there is still the question of why this story is coming out now, 3.5 years after Trump came into office.

The UN Security Council
US envoy to return UN sanctions on Iran if arms embargo not extended

US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, confirmed the strategy two weeks after a US official, speaking on condition anonymity, said the United States had told Britain, France and Germany of its plan.

By REUTERS
14/05/2020
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