France's foreign minister accused Syria, backed by Russia and Iran, of carrying out an 'all-out war' on its people.
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Analysis At UN, Netanyahu's Gimmicks Have Run Out, His Passion Gone and Even Iran Isn't What It Used to Be
Ahead of his sixth UN address, Netanyahu promised no surprises. He kept to his word and even disappointed with a speech full of worn-out arguments. At least in the past there was some cartoon or witty pun to go with it.
John Kerry demands Russia and Syrian regime halt air raids, salvage cease-fire; Russia's Lavrov calls for independent inquiry into UN aid convoy strike.
'A nation ringed by walls will only imprison itself,' the president said, and our analysts explained, without a hint of self-irony, that he meant Donald Trump.
Fearing post-election UN peace push by Obama, 88 Democratic and Republican senators tell president even well intentioned initiatives could make it more difficult to resolve conflict.
The identification could strengthen a push by some Western members of the UN Security Council for a robust response, focused on sanctions and accountability.
UN chief says settlements are against international law and an obstacle to peace during UN Security Council meeting. Also at meeting, New Zealand's FM says 'appalled' by Lieberman's boycott of UN Mideast envoy.
Decision follows UN Envoy to Middle East Mladenov’s criticism of settlements, treatment of Palestinians and Lieberman himself.
White House was again reminded that Netanyahu has no qualms about attacking them, even when he needs them. PM's comments were almost word-for-word on hasbara talking-points penned by far-right political strategist.
Moscow, a close ally of Syria that has previously protected the Syrian government from council action, says the report is not enough to impose sanctions on the war-torn country.