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Topic - U.N. Security Council
Azerbaijan's Ambassador Fakhraddin Gurbanov writes about this country's successful journey as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council
This month Azerbaijan completes its two-year non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council. Elected with the overwhelming support of the UN member states back in October 2011, Azerbaijan has contributed to upholding the United Nation's fundamental values and principles in this role over the past two years.
President Obama's new nuclear deal reached last month with Iran faced bipartisan criticism as Secretary of State John Kerry gave his first defense of the agreement on Capitol Hill.
The United States should be prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons against Iran if war becomes inevitable, Rep. Duncan Hunter believes, but he "sure as hell" hopes it doesn't happen.
In the words of its national anthem, Canada is standing strong and free against the Iranian nuclear agreement engineered by the Obama administration.
For more than a decade, Iran has successfully bought time from its nuclear detractors by negotiating in bad faith as it worked feverishly to develop nuclear weapons. Tehran now has bought six more months.
The Obama administration put on a full-court press Sunday to defend the deal the U.S. and key allies struck to try to halt Iran's burgeoning nuclear program — but the White House faces a tough sell with members of Congress who criticized the terms and said they'll still press for even tighter sanctions on the Islamic republic.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry departed Washington on a hastily scheduled trip to Geneva on Friday evening, as anticipation mounted over the possibility that a deal between the U.S., Iran and other world powers over Iran's disputed nuclear program may be imminent.
With the international community inching toward an agreement with Iran that would slow parts of that nation's nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday cautioned against accepting "an exceedingly bad deal" that he says would threaten the very existence of his country.
A growing number of terrorist groups in Africa are turning to the illegal trade of elephant tusks to finance their operations, cashing in on a massive demand for ivory spurred by a burgeoning, wealthier middle class in Asia.
Iranian officials said Sunday the country made progress with world powers during "serious" talks over Tehran's nuclear program, but they insisted the nation cannot be pushed to give up uranium enrichment as negotiations move into tougher ground over ways to ease Western concerns that Iran one day could develop atomic weapons.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator claimed Thursday to be on the verge of a breakthrough deal with the U.S. and other world powers that would partially lift sanctions on the Islamic republic in exchange for Tehran agreeing to open its disputed nuclear program to close international scrutiny.
First it was Egypt, now oil sheiks worrying that U.S. has become too unsteady
The editorial "A U.N. raft of rogues" (Oct. 21), which describes the United Nations as an unwieldy bureaucracy that warmly embraces the worst offenders, was spot on. The inclusion of despotic regimes on the U.N. Security Council does indeed mock the values of civilized nations, which contribute the most to support this failing organization.
Despite being a leading skeptic of the U.S.-led drive to strike a deal with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday suggested that the two sides may actually be "very close" to an agreement that Israel could support.