Friday, June 2, 2023

Int'l Relations

UN envoy urges parties to Yemen conflict to take ‘serious steps’ to end war

UN special envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg has called on both parties to the war in Yemen to take “serious steps” toward lasting peace amid intensified mediation efforts and end the eight-year conflict.

Iran writes letter to UN chief, warns US, Israel against any military action

The Iranian permanent ambassador to the UN Amir Saeid Iravani has reiterated Iran’s right to respond to any act of aggression by the Israeli regime against Tehran’s nuclear program, warning that Iran will hold the US accountable for explicitly supporting such terrorist moves.

China ready for partnership efforts with Iran, others against global challenges: Envoy

Beijing’s ambassador to Iran says China is open to joint efforts with Iran and other countries with the goal of facilitating development and confronting the challenges facing the global community.

Deputy UN chief says talks with Iran FM on humanitarian issues ‘constructive’

UN Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths says he has held “constructive talks” with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on a range of topics, including the anti-Iran sanctions and the crisis in Afghanistan.

Russia calls for relocation of UN headquarters to Geneva or Vienna

Russia would prefer that the UN headquarters be moved to a more neutral place, such as Geneva or Vienna, Pyotr Ilychev, the director of the department for international organizations at the Russian Foreign Ministry, told TASS.

Iran UN envoy: US withdrawal from nuclear deal clear example of unilateralism

Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amir Saied Iravani has warned that Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, is among measures threatening multilateralism in the world.

World military spending rises to record, US tops list: Report

Global military expenditure reached an all-time high of $2.24 trillion in 2022, rising 3.7% compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Europe sees its steepest year-on-year increase in military spending in at least 30 years, while the US is continuing to top the list.

Dozens of rights groups warn UN against antisemitism definition

More than 100 human rights and civil rights organizations have warned the United Nations against the use of a definition of antisemitism that could be exploited to restrict criticism of the Israeli occupation and undermine support for Palestinian rights.

UN says Taliban recognition not a focus of Afghanistan meeting in Qatar

A UN-convened meeting on Afghanistan next month in Qatar will not focus on the possible international recognition of the Taliban administration, a UN spokesperson has stressed after comments by the deputy UN chief sparked concern and confusion over the issue.

UN floats recognition of Taliban ahead of Qatar meeting

The UN secretary general Antonio Guterres is convening an international meeting on Afghanistan in May in Qatar's Doha, where envoys will seek a "durable way forward" for the war-torn nation, his spokesman has said.

Iran condemns G7 statement, reaffirms cooperation with IAEA, voices opposition to Ukraine war

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned the accusations made in a statement of the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven against the Islamic Republic of Iran as baseless and meddlesome.

UN says concerned about US spying on Guterres

The United Nations has officially expressed concern to the US about reports of Washington's spying on the world body's Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

G7 welcomes Iran-Saudi Arabia rapprochement

Top diplomats from the Group of Seven have welcomed initiates to mend diplomatic relationships between Tehran and Riyadh.

Iran’s Raisi calls for Muslim unity against Israel

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has called for unity among Muslim countries against Israel, amid a surge in Israeli violence against Palestinian people.

Moscow: US not yet issued visas for Lavrov, Russian delegation to attend UNSC session

A Russian official says Washington has not yet issued visas for Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other members of Moscow's delegation to attend the session of the United Nations Security Council.

Iran FM urges UN, OIC and Muslim nations probe into “Israel crimes” against Palestinians

The Iranian foreign minister has called on the Muslim nations as well as the world community to take immediate and effective action in support of the Palestinians against “Israeli crimes.”

Iran says Tehran and Riyadh to exchange envoys soon

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani confirmed that a Saudi delegation is visiting the Islamic Republic to follow up on the issue of reopening its diplomatic missions in Tehran and the city of Mashhad. He also added that Iran will send a delegation to Saudi Arabia soon in order to pave the way for reopening Tehran’s embassy and consulate in the Arab country.

Iran FM calls for OIC emergency meeting following Israel raid on al-Aqsa Mosque

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has called for an OIC emergency meeting after Israeli forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City for two cosecutive nights this week.

Iranian president calls for OIC to hold emergency meeting on situation in Palestine

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to convene an emergency session for a joint decision to defend the people of Palestine and counter the acts of aggression by the Zionist regime following its recent invasion of the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third Islamic holy site.

Tehran writes letter to UN chief, raps Israel killing of Iranian military advisors in Syria

Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has sent a letter to António Guterres UN secretary-general and also to the head of the world body’s security council on the killing of two Iranian military advisors in an Israeli attack in Syria. Amir Saeid Iravani said that the crime is a flagrant violation of international law.

Iran envoy sends letter to UN chief, says Tehran’s presence in Syria fully legal

Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amir Saeid Iravani has stressed that Iran's presence in Syria is totally legal and at the request of Damascus. He stated that his country reserves its inherent right to self-defense and will take decisive measures to protect its forces, interests and facilities against any threats posed by the US or others.

Iran’s ambassador joins Iftar ceremony with Saudi counterpart in Norway

Iran’s ambassador to Norway joins an Iftar ceremony hosted by his Saudi counterpart in the Scandinavian country, weeks after Tehran and Riyadh announced a historic agreement to resume diplomatic ties.

UN, EU welcome resumption of Iran-Saudi Arabia relations

The United Nations and the European Union have welcomed the announced agreement on the resumption of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iran’s envoy to Intl. Maritime Organization dies in London

The Iranian Embassy in the UK says Tehran’s envoy to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) passed away in London.

Iran calls on the UN to stop Israel killing of Palestinians

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has called on the international community to take immediate action to stop the killing of Palestinians by Israel.

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