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Opinion: A Russian weapon could wipe out US space edge
  + stars: | 2024-05-15 | by ( Clayton Swope | )   time to read: +7 min
Here, the NanoRacks-Remove Debris satellite is deployed from the International Space Station in 2018. Before revelations about Russia’s development of a nuclear anti-satellite weapon, there had been indications of global recognition that the use of certain space weapons was bad for everyone. The proposed defense budget for 2025 does not reflect the scale and urgency of the need to counter space threats and protect space systems. Learning how to operate satellites in a space environment clogged with debris or increased radiation caused by a space weapon is also important. We need a two-pronged effort to prepare for the worst: Double down on efforts to protect and maintain access to space in a hostile space environment and consider how to operate without space.
Persons: Clayton Swope, Mike Turner, Estonia’s, , Vassily Nebenzia, Frank Herbert’s Organizations: Aerospace Security, International Security, Center for Strategic, International Studies, CIA, CNN, Clayton, Clayton Swope Center, Strategic, United, US, Intelligence, Ohio Republican, International Space Station, NASA, GPS, Finnair, United Nations, UN, Twitter Locations: Washington , DC, Russian, United States, Russia, Ohio, Vietnam, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Tartu, China, Moscow
CNN —Russia on Wednesday vetoed a United Nations resolution that proposed a ban on the use of nuclear weapons in outer space amid US intelligence-backed concerns that Moscow is trying to develop a nuclear device capable of destroying satellites. In February, President Joe Biden confirmed the US has intelligence that Russia is developing a nuclear anti-satellite capability. It also called on UN member states not to develop nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction designed to be placed in Earth’s orbit. The White House’s comments on the prospect of a Russian nuclear space weapon have deepened those concerns. Last year, Putin deployed tactical nuclear weapons to neighboring ally Belarus, and former Russian president and deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said strategic nuclear weapons could be used to defend territories incorporated into Russia from Ukraine.
Persons: Vassily Nebenzia, Joe Biden, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Beijing “, , Vladimir Putin, Putin, Dmitry Medvedev Organizations: CNN, Wednesday, United Nations, UN, Russia’s Locations: Russia, Moscow, Russian, Japan, Beijing, China, Ukraine, Belarus
International sanctions and UN investigations into North Korea’s illegal weapons program have previously been backed by Russia. North Korea has also gained a powerful backer at the UN which wields veto power. While UN sanctions prohibit arms transfers to or from North Korea, the Kim regime has become a big supplier of weapons to Putin’s war effort in Ukraine. The vote in the 15-member Security Council on Thursday was 13 in favor, Russia opposed and China abstaining. But as Russia holds veto power, the resolution to continue the panel of experts’ work failed.
Persons: Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, Nebenzia, Kim, Barbara Woodward, , ” Woodward, , Robert Wood, ” Wood Organizations: United Nations CNN, United Nations, Korean, UN, Security Council, CNN, North, Security, South Korea’s Foreign Locations: Russia, Pyongyang, Ukraine, United States, Moscow, Korea, Russian, North Korea, South, Korean, China,
“Climate and conflict are two leading drivers of (our) global food crisis,” the secretary-general said. And in Myanmar, prospects of ending hunger have gone into reverse because of conflict and instability, he said. Simon Stiell, the United Nations climate chief, told the council that climate change is contributing to food insecurity and to conflict. Framework Convention on Climate Change said the Security Council “must acknowledge more can be done rather than hoping the problem will go away — which it won’t.”The U.N.’s most powerful body should be requesting regular updates on climate security risks, he said. But climate change, environmental and security pressures have led to increased tensions and competition between herders and farmers for scarce resources including water and land, she said.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, , , Guterres, Simon Stiell, ” Stiell, Beth Bechdol, ” Bechdol, Bechdol, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, ” Ali, U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, Nebenzia Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, United Nations, , . Security Council, Security, Agriculture Organization Locations: Russia, , Gaza, Syria, Myanmar, United, Food, Central Africa, Africa, Haiti, United States, Yugoslavia, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Russian
Ambassador to the U.N. Robert Wood traded the accusations at a U.N. Security Council meeting on Ukraine, requested by Moscow. "To date, Russia has launched DPRK-supplied ballistic missiles against Ukraine on at least nine occasions," Wood told the 15-member Security Council, using the North Korea's formal name: the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). "Russia and the DPRK must be held accountable for their actions, which undermine long-standing obligations under UN Security Council resolutions," he said. Russian investigators said last week that they had evidence showing that Ukraine's military shot down the military transport plane with U.S.-made Patriot surface-to-air missiles. Senior Ukrainian U.N. diplomat Serhii Dvornyk accused Russia of misusing the Security Council "for disseminating fakes."
Persons: Michelle Nichols UNITED, Russia's U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, Robert Wood, Wood, Nebenzia, Serhii Dvornyk, Michelle Nichols, Ronald Popeski, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Reuters, United, U.S, Security, Democratic People's, UN, North, ., Russian Air Force, Security Council, Senior Ukrainian Locations: United States, Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, Washington, Russian, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK, Pyongyang, North Korea, Iran, U.S
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia accused the United States on Monday of aggression against Iraq and Syria aimed at preserving its global dominance and salvaging the Biden administration’s “image” ahead of U.S. elections. Many council members expressed fears of a growing Mideast conflict and urged de-escalation and stepped-up peace efforts. Wood stressed that the United States doesn’t want more conflict in a region where it is “actively working to contain and deescalate the conflict in Gaza." "And we are not seeking a direct conflict with Iran,” Wood said “But we will continue to defend our personnel against unacceptable attacks. Ambassador Zhang Jun, a Russian ally, echoed her concerns about escalating tensions and actions, and pointed a finger at the United States.
Persons: Russia’s U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, , Robert Wood, Wood, ” Wood, , Iran’s U.N, Amir Saeid Iravani, ” Iravani, ” U.N, Rosemary DiCarlo, Antonio Guterres, U.N, Zhang Jun, ” Zhang, Algeria’s U.N, Amar Bendjama, ” Bendjama Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, , Biden, Security, U.S, . Army Locations: — Russia, United States, Iraq, Syria, U.S, Iranian, Russia, Syria’s, Israel, Lebanon, Sea, Yemen, Syrian Arab Republic, Russian, Iran, Jordanian, Monday’s, Gaza
By Michelle NicholsUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia accused President Joe Biden on Monday of carrying out strikes in Iraq and Syria to boost his image as the presidential election campaign "is heating up" - not in retaliation for a deadly attack on U.S. soldiers. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, at a meeting of the Security Council on the strikes which was requested by Moscow, said there was no justification for the U.S. action. And we are not seeking a direct conflict with Iran. He added that the strikes in Syria and Iraq were a "separate and distinct" operation from U.S. and British strikes against the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen in response to the Houthi targeting of shipping in the Red Sea. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols in New York, Lidia Kelly in Melbourne and Nandita Bose in Washington; Editing by Stephen Coates)
Persons: Michelle Nichols UNITED, Joe Biden, Washington, Russia's U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, Biden, Robert Wood, Wood, Iran's U.N, Amir Saeid Iravani, U.N, Michelle Nichols, Lidia Kelly, Nandita Bose, Stephen Coates Organizations: Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Reuters, United States, Revolutionary Guard, Security, U.S, Pentagon Locations: Russia, Iraq, Syria, U.S, Jordan, Moscow, America, Israel, Gaza, United States, Iran, Yemen, Red, New York, Melbourne, Washington
The warning came as Yemen’s Houthis vowed retaliation, further raising the prospect of a wider conflict in a region already beset by Israel's war in Gaza. The U.S.-led bombardment came in response to a recent campaign of drone and missile attacks on commercial ships in the vital Red Sea. Since November, the rebels have repeatedly targeted ships in the Red Sea, saying they were avenging Israel's offensive in Gaza against Hamas. The Houthis’ military spokesman, Brig. Tesla, meanwhile, said it would temporarily halt most production at its German factory because of attacks in the Red Sea.
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The United States, Russia and Britain, who are council veto-powers, abstained from Wednesday's vote on the resolution drafted by Malta. The United States has backed pauses, while Russia has pushed for a ceasefire. The Security Council attempted four times in two weeks in October to act. Russia failed twice to get the minimum votes needed, the United States vetoed a Brazilian-drafted resolution and Russia and China vetoed a U.S.-drafted resolution. It also calls on all parties not to deprive civilians in Gaza of basic services and humanitarian aid needed for their survival, welcomes the initial, limited deliveries of aid, but calls for that to be increased.
Persons: David, Dee, Vassily Nebenzia, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Barbara Woodward, Thomas, U.N, Michelle Nichols, Paul Grant, Emelia, Grant McCool, Daniel Wallis Organizations: Hamas, United Nations Security Council, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, United Nations Security, United, U.S, United Nations, Security, Gaza, Thomson Locations: Israel, Palestinian, U.N, New York, U.S, Gaza, United States, Russia, Britain, Malta, China
But the U.S. has called for pauses to allow aid to enter Gaza, while Russia wants a humanitarian ceasefire. A council resolution needs at least nine votes and no vetoes by the United States, France, Britain, Russia or China to be adopted. Twelve members voted in favor of the draft text on Wednesday, while Russia and Britain abstained. RUSSIA ALTERNATIVEBut Russia put forward its own alternative draft resolution on Tuesday after saying it does not support the proposed U.S. action. Russia last week failed to get the minimum nine votes needed for a draft resolution that called for a humanitarian ceasefire.
Persons: Shannon Stapleton, Washington's, Antony Blinken, Vassily Nebenzia, Nebenzia, Sameh Shoukry, Michelle Nichols, Doina Chiacu, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: United Nations, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, Israel, U.S, United, Security, Islamist, Thomson Locations: Gaza, Israel, New York City, U.S, United States, Russia, France, Britain, China, Brazil, Iran, RUSSIA
[1/5] Smoke is rising after an Israeli strike on Gaza seen from a viewpoint in Southern Israel October 24, 2023. US, RUSSIA OFFER RIVAL PROPOSALSAt the United Nations, the United States and Russia put forward rival plans on humanitarian aid for Palestinian civilians. Washington has called for pauses and Russia wants a humanitarian ceasefire. Arab states firmly back a call for a humanitarian ceasefire amid widespread destruction of Gaza's buildings in Israel's aerial bombardment. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last week called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
Persons: Violeta Santos Moura, Joe Biden, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Israel, Iran's U.N, Amir Saeid Iravani, Antony Blinken, Vassily Nebenzia, Sameh Shoukry, Antonio Guterres, Justin Trudeau, Nidal al, Emily Rose, Andrew Mills, Michelle Nichols, Humeyra Pamuk, Grant McCool, Howard Goller, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: REUTERS, UN, Tuesday, Saudi Arabian Crown, White, West Bank, Washington, Security, United Nations, Palestinian, UNRWA, quicken, U.S, Hamas, Thomson Locations: Gaza, Southern Israel, Iran, Israel, Russia, Saudi, GAZA, JERUSALEM, United States, Canada, Palestinian, Egypt, U.S, Lebanon's Iran, Lebanon, Iran's, RUSSIA, Washington, Ottawa, Gulf
In 2017 and 2018, the United States - under then-President Donald Trump - cast two vetoes to shield its ally Israel, complicating a U.S. campaign to reform the U.N. Human Rights Council. "The wider world will see an equivalence between this veto by the U.S. and Russia's behavior over Ukraine. Israel has since pounded Gaza from the air and imposed a complete siege on the enclave. "We cannot choose to call on the U.N. Charter's principles to protect Ukraine and ignore it for Palestine," the diplomat said. "You have been preaching and lecturing us for decades, especially Western countries, about human rights and international law," he said.
Persons: Andrew Kelly, Donald Trump, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, Biden, Blinken, Nate Evans, U.N, Richard Gowan, Israel, Louis Charbonneau, Jeffrey Feltman, Vassily Nebenzia, Libya's U.N, Taher El, Michelle Nichols, Howard Goller Organizations: United Nations Security Council, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, United Nations, Hamas, . Security, Human Rights, Washington, U.S, General Assembly, Crisis, Islamist, Brookings Institution, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Israel, U.N, New York, U.S, Ukraine, Washington, Gaza, West, Russia, China, United States, Moscow, Beijing, Africa, Asia, Europe, Palestine, African, Arab, Russian, Brazil, United
In 2017 and 2018, the United States - under then-President Donald Trump - cast two vetoes to shield its ally Israel, complicating a U.S. campaign to reform the U.N. Human Rights Council. "The wider world will see an equivalence between this veto by the U.S. and Russia's behavior over Ukraine. Israel has since pounded Gaza from the air and imposed a complete siege on the enclave. "We cannot choose to call on the U.N. Charter's principles to protect Ukraine and ignore it for Palestine," the diplomat said. "You have been preaching and lecturing us for decades, especially Western countries, about human rights and international law," he said.
Persons: Michelle Nichols UNITED, Donald Trump, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, Biden, Blinken, Nate Evans, U.N, Richard Gowan, Israel, Louis Charbonneau, Jeffrey Feltman, Vassily Nebenzia, Libya's U.N, Taher El, Michelle Nichols, Howard Goller Organizations: Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Reuters, United Nations, Hamas, . Security, Human Rights, Washington, U.S, General Assembly, Crisis, Islamist, Brookings Institution Locations: Ukraine, Washington, Gaza, Israel, West, Russia, China, United States, U.S, New York, Moscow, Beijing, Africa, Asia, Europe, Palestine, African, Arab, Russian, Brazil, United
A general view during the voting process at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the conflict between Israel and Hamas at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., October 16, 2023. The vote on the Brazilian-drafted text was twice delayed in the past couple of days as the United States tries to broker aid access to Gaza. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, told the 15-member council after the vote. Washington traditionally shields its ally Israel from any Security Council action. "We're working with Israel, its neighbors, the United Nations and other partners to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Persons: Andrew Kelly, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Israel, Russia's U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, U.N, Antonio Guterres, Zhang Jun, Michelle Nichols, Howard Goller, Deepa Babington Organizations: United Nations Security Council, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, United, United Nations Security, United States, U.S, United Nations, Thomas, Thomson Locations: Israel, U.N, New York, U.S, United States, Palestinian, Gaza, United, Russia, Washington, Russian, Israel's
Qatar on Friday facilitated the return of another Ukrainian child, aged 7, who was reunited with his grandmother and is en route to Ukraine via Estonia, the official said. Kyiv has identified 20,000 children as taken to Russia or Russian-held territory without the consent of family or guardians. It is not clear how many additional children Russia will authorize to return to Ukraine via the Qatari mechanism after the first four, the official said. The first four children "were the first ones verified and (Russia and Ukraine) agreed they found their parents," the official said. "Both Ukrainian and Russian officials have been cooperative," the Qatari official said, adding that Ukraine approached the Gulf Arab state to mediate with Russia over the children.
Persons: Maria Lvova, Lolwah Al Khater, Vladimir Putin, Vassily Nebenzia, Andrew Mills, Sandra Maler Organizations: Children's Rights, Qatari, Reuters, Monday, Qatar, Russia's, United Nations, Criminal Court, ICC, Thomson Locations: Qatar, Russia, Ukraine, DOHA, Moscow, Estonia, Russian, Kyiv, Latvia, Belarus, Gulf, Iran, Israel, Gaza, New York
Guterres briefed the 15-member U.N. Security Council behind closed doors on Friday. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said after the meeting, adding that Russia was also ready to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians. The United States has traditionally shielded its ally Israel from any Security Council action. He said the United Nations and the Security Council were "facing one of their most pivotal moments," adding: "Will they remain true to their founding values? The Arab Group ambassadors called for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid access to Gaza and a stop to any mass displacement of Palestinians.
Persons: Ahmed Zakot, Antonio Guterres, Riyad Mansour, Israel's U.N, Gilad Erdan, Guterres, U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, Israel, Barbara Woodward, we've, Zhang Jun, Erdan, Mansour, Michelle Nichols, Grant McCool Organizations: REUTERS, Gaza UN, Lebanon UNITED NATIONS, Palestinian United, Arab Group, United Nations, Security, West Bank, Security Council, Reuters, UNSC, United, Hamas, Arab, Thomson Locations: Gaza, Gaza City, West Bank, Lebanon, Palestinian United Nations, Israel, Russia, United States, Britain, France, China, British
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia faces a tough fight to regain a seat in the U.N.’s premiere human rights body in Tuesday’s election in the General Assembly, which voted last year to suspend Moscow after its invasion of Ukraine. The 193-member assembly will be electing 15 members to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, with candidates put forward by the U.N.’s five regional groups. Human Rights Watch said last week that Russia and China are unfit to serve on the Human Rights Council. The New York-based watchdog said China’s rights record should also disqualify it from the Human Rights Council. The Geneva-based Human Rights Council was created in 2006 to replace a commission discredited because of some members’ poor rights records.
Persons: , Moscow’s U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, ” Nebenzia, Felice Gaer, Jacob, Russia’s, Ferit Hoxha, Robert Wood, , Louis Charbonneau, U.N, Vladimir Putin Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, General Assembly, Rights, Albania, East European, Human Rights, Russia, Jacob Blaustein Institute, Advancement of Human, Human Rights Council, Security Council, United Nations, General, Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch, International, Court, The Locations: Russia, Moscow, Ukraine, Geneva, Bulgaria, United States, Russian, Ukrainian, U.S, America, Caribbean, Cuba, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Peru, China, Japan, Kuwait, Indonesia, Burundi, Malawi, Ghana, Ivory Coast, France, Netherlands, , The New York, Xinjiang, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, South Korea, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Sudan
CNN —Russia is campaigning for a return to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council – after being suspended just last year for invading Ukraine. Russia’s war in Ukraine war is still grinding on, and several UN human rights investigations have accused Moscow of committing human rights abuses. The Human Rights Council is made up of 47 member states, distributed by geographic region and elected by fellow nations. Russia joined the Human Rights Council in January 2021. “Every day Russia and China remind us by committing abuses on a massive scale that they should not be members of the UN Human Rights Council,” Human Rights Watch UN director Louis Charbonneau said.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Russia –, , Louis Charbonneau, , Cuba –, Vassily Nebenzia, ” Jason Evans Organizations: CNN, United Nations, Human Rights, Ukraine wanes, Human, UN, Assembly, Security Council, Eastern European, Albania, UN Human Rights, Rights Watch UN, Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, New York, North Korea, UN, Gabon, Bulgaria, Libya, China, Cuba, Iran, Syria, Vietnam, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Burundi, Russian, Kharkiv, Hroza
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s U.N. ambassador alleged Monday that “neo-Nazis” and military-age men were at the wake for a Ukrainian soldier in a village café where a missile last week killed 52 people, even as Security Council members retorted that Russia was responsible for starting the war and committing crimes. The café, which had reopened for the wake, was obliterated, and whole families perished. He insisted, as Moscow has in the past, that the Russian military doesn’t target civilians and civilian facilities. According to Ukrainian news reports, he was initially laid to rest elsewhere in Ukraine, as his native village remained under Russian occupation. Kozyr’s family decided to rebury him in Hroza more than 15 months after his death, following DNA tests that confirmed his identity.
Persons: U.N, , Vassily Nebenzia, Albania’s U.N, Ferit Hoxha, Robert Wood, Geng Shuang, Dmitry Peskov, we’ve, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Ukraine’s U.N, Sergiy Kyslytsya, Andriy Kozyr, Hroza, Kozyr’s, Dmytro Kozyr, Nina, Nebenzia, ” Nebenzia, , Jennifer Peltz Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, Security, Ukrainian, , , Nazi, Associated, United Nations Locations: Ukrainian, Russia, Ukraine, Russian, Hroza, Kharkiv, Beijing, , Moscow
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting behind closed doors Sunday, with the United States demanding all 15 members strongly condemn “these heinous terrorist attacks committed by Hamas,” but it took no immediate action. U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood said afterward that “a good number of countries” did condemn the Hamas attack but not all council members. He said Beijing condemns all attacks on civilians, though he did not mention Hamas. Malta’s U.N. ambassador, Vanessa Frazier, who called for the meeting, said she didn't know if the council would adopt a statement, but added that any condemnation must be mostly against Hamas. Council members were briefed virtually by U.N. Mideast envoy Tor Wennesland.
Persons: Robert Wood, Russia’s U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, , , ” Nebenzia, Zhang Jun, ” Zhang, “ What’s, ” Wood, impportant, we’ve, Russia’s Nebenzia, Malta’s U.N, Vanessa Frazier, Tor Wennesland, Nebenzia, Wennesland, Lana Nusseibeh, Wood, Biden, Gilad Erdan, ” Riyad Mansour Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, . Security, Associated Press, Security Council, U.N, United Arab Emirates, Hamas, Israel Locations: United States, Russia, Beijing, Palestinian, Gaza, Israel
CNN —The United Nations Security Council has greenlit the deployment of an armed multinational force to Haiti, as the Caribbean nation wrestles with rampant gang violence and political paralysis. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the United States have also strongly urged the international community to back such a mission. Though approved by the powerful UN Security Council, the force would not formally be under UN control. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 22, Prime Minister Henry told fellow nations that it was “urgent” that the Security Council approve a military mission to reestablish order. The Security Council has found itself in repeated deadlock in recent years amid deepening geopolitical rivalries.
Persons: Ariel Henry, General Antonio Guterres, Henry, Jean, Junior Joseph, , Antony Blinken, Washington, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Zhang Jun, Vassily Nebenzia, Jovenel Moise, Maria Isabel Salvador, Organizations: CNN, United Nations Security Council, Haitian, United Nations, UN Security Council, UN, Haitian National Police, United Nations General Assembly, Security Locations: Haiti, Caribbean, United States, Russia, China, Kenya, Antigua, Barbuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, Port, New York, UN
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses the United Nations Security Council during a ministerial level meeting of the Security Council on the crisis in Ukraine at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 20, 2023. "There is a solution for this," Rama continued, addressing Nebenzia directly: "If you agree, you stop the war and President Zelenskiy will not take the floor." After the session, Zelenskiy thanked Rama on social media, saying the Albanian, who is both an artist and former basketball player, "showed the world how to correctly handle Russia, its lies, and its hypocrisy." When given the floor after the back-and-forth, Zelenskiy asked Russia be stripped of its veto right as one of five permanent members of the post-World War Two U.N. Security Council as punishment for attacking Ukraine. Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Howard GollerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Mike Segar, Volodomyr Zelenskiy's, Vassily Nebenzia, Rama, Nebenzia, Zelenskiy, Sergei Lavrov, Gabriela Baczynska, Howard Goller Organizations: United Nations Security Council, Security, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, Albanian, Edi Rama, NATO, Ukraine, Russian, Kyiv, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, U.N, New York, Moscow, Russia
John Angelillo/Pool via REUTERS Acquire Licensing RightsUNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (Reuters) - World leaders meet at the United Nations next week in the shadow of geopolitical tensions - largely fueled by the war in Ukraine - as Russia and China vie with the United States and Europe to win over developing countries. BILLIONS FOR INFRASTRUCTUREThe Ukraine war is just one reason for the focus on developing countries. Ahead of the New York meetings, diplomats acknowledged their focus on the developing world but dismissed suggestions that rivalry played a role. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, described the U.N. gathering as a chance for small countries to "lay out their priorities to us" and that she doesn't view it "as being a competition between big powers." Ambassador Zhang Jun told Reuters that Beijing has "no intention to compete with anyone else" and that, as China's conditions improved, the country was "willing to do more in return for developing countries but we are not competing."
Persons: John Angelillo, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Richard Gowan, U.N, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Zhang Jun, Russia's U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, Joe Biden, Antonio Guterres, Sergei Lavrov, Nebenzia, Barbara Woodward, Michelle Nichols, Don Durfee, Howard Goller Organizations: UN, Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, REUTERS Acquire, UNITED NATIONS, United Nations, Group, New, Reuters, Security, Ukraine, Thomson Locations: New York, U.S, Ukraine, Russia, China, United States, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia, Beijing, Moscow, European, Western, Brazil, India, South Africa, African
Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia suggested that the council mandate for the aid operation could not be salvaged. Security Council votes on the issue have long been contentious - in both 2022 and 2020 the mandate expired, only to be renewed a day later. The Security Council initially authorized aid deliveries in 2014 into opposition-held areas of Syria from Iraq, Jordan and two points in Turkey. 'UTTER CRUELTY'Russia and Syria have argued that the aid operation violates Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity. China abstained on the vote for the nine-month compromise renewal of the aid operation authorization drafted by Switzerland and Brazil, while the remaining 13 Security Council members voted in favor.
Persons: Vassily Nebenzia, Nebenzia, we're, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, U.N, Antonio Guterres, Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, Bashar al, Assad, Bassam Sabbagh, Sabbagh, Thomas, Michelle Nichols, Rami Ayyub, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: UNITED NATIONS, Nations, . Security, Russia U.N, Security, United, United Nations, Reuters, Ten Security, U.S, Thomson Locations: Russia, Turkey, Syria, United States, Damascus, Moscow, Iraq, Jordan, China, United Nations, Switzerland, Brazil, Britain, France, Washington
CNN —The United States, France and the United Kingdom have condemned Russia’s move to block the proposed extension of a United Nations’ cross-border operation that delivers aid to millions of people in Syria from Turkey. The decision means that UN agencies and humanitarian partners are not authorized to continue using the Bab al-Hawa crossing on the Syria-Turkey border to provide humanitarian aid to people in the rebel-held area in northwest Syria. Russia had submitted a draft which provided for a six-month extension but it was voted down by France, the UK and the US. More than 4 million people rely on aidRussia and Syria have argued the humanitarian operation violates Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, saying food and other aid should be delivered from inside the country. The Syrian regime praised Russia’s decision, saying it vetoed “a Western UNSC draft resolution violating Syria’s sovereignty under the pretext of delivering cross-border aid,” Syrian state-run SANA news said on Tuesday.
Persons: Russia’s, Matthew Miller, , , ” Miller, Vassily Nebenzia, SANA, Bassam Sabbagh, ” SANA, Bashar al, Assad Organizations: CNN, United Nations, UN, State, United Nations Security, Western UNSC, “ Security Locations: United States, France, United Kingdom, Syria, Turkey, Russia, China, Western, Syrian, Syria’s
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