A jubilant Iran plays down the prospect of purchases, while U.S. rejects expiration and vows to impose unilateral sanctions on sellers
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13 of the 15 Security Council members say U.S. move to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran is void because it uses a mechanism agreed to under the 2015 nuclear deal which the United States quit in 2018
Secretary of State says the U.S. would return to the UN to reimpose sanctions, after its earlier efforts were rebuffed by Security Council in August
UN Approves Resolution Reducing Lebanon Peacekeeping Force, Boosts Scrutiny Amid U.S., Israeli Criticism
Resolution lowers troop ceiling while demanding more efficiency and collaboration from Beirut in tackling Hezbollah presence
Thirteen council members expressed opposition, arguing that Washington's move is void given it is using process agreed under 2015 nuclear deal
Alongside a week of mixed results for the U.S.'s Mideast policy, Gaza simmers as Israel blocks Hamas from infrastructure projects and new funding from Qatar
Israeli foreign minister says Security Council vote against U.S. resolution could have dangerous consequences; Iran hails 'humiliating' defeat for U.S.
Russian President proposes summit of world leaders to avoid 'confrontation' over U.S. threat to trigger return of all UN sanctions on Iran
With Russia pushing for all UN humanitarian aid in Syria to be controlled by Damascus, some Western countries are trying to find ways to bypass the Assad regime
Hospitals suspend non-emergency procedures, schools close in the last rebel stronghold ■ Russia, China again veto UN Security Council resolution to keep aid flowing through Turkey
U.S. Secretary of State reveals details on the operation while urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran
U.K. shadow minister for international development: Open border crossings are critical for Syrians. Without them millions will starve, and face COVID-19 with no medical aid at all. But at the UN Security Council, two countries are blocking those lifelines
This comes one day after Russia and China veto resolution aiming to keep aid coming into war-torn country from Turkey
Pompeo says that without extending the arms embargo, 'Iran will be able to purchase advanced weapons systems and become an arms dealer of choice for terrorists and rogue regimes all throughout the world'
In the tight race, Ireland enlisted the help of U2 singer Bono and took UN ambassadors to a U2 concert, Canada took envoys to a Celine Dion concert
Palestinian President Abbas tells Security Council that 'the plan rewards the occupation,' describes future state envisioned by Trump as 'Swiss cheese'
The Palestinians withdrew their proposed resolution condemning Trump's plan, which was set to be voted upon during the session, claiming it has yet to be finalized
Trump adviser to hold closed-doors meeting in N.Y. with envoys of Security Council's member states as protests planned in Israel to push Netanyahu over annexation vow
Likely to be vetoed by the U.S., the security council resolution will lead to UN debate that could showcase world opinion about the plan
Meanwhile, UN Security Council votes to halt humanitarian aid through northeast passage after Russian argument that it is already delivered by Syria
In a letter to the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Kelly Craft said the U.S. also stands 'ready to engage without preconditions in serious negotiations with Iran'
Ambassador turns to Security Council as U.S. 'self-defense' argument meets skepticism
Israel envoy vindicated by Washington's decision tells Europeans to back off ■ Israeli human rights activist argues there can be no peace without advocating for Palestinian and Israeli well-being equally
According to the UN diplomats, the United States objected to the statement's failure to condemn Hezbollah and its 'moral equivalence' between Israel and the militant group
Political chief urges Security Council members to ensure accountability for human rights violations, deemed 'central to achieving and maintaining durable peace'
Assad government, Russia deny reports they target civilians, argue targeted facilities have been taken over by 'terrorist groups'
American envoys told Security Council members they would oppose draft statement arguing demolition 'undermines prospect for just and lasting peace,' diplomats say
Acting envoy to UN says 'unacceptable' attacks 'raise very serious concerns'
Estonia, Niger, Vietnam and the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines also won two-year terms on the UN's most powerful body