China denies transforming Xinjiang province into ‘no rights zone’

China denies transforming Xinjiang province into ‘no rights zone’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 15, 2018 Beijing has denied a UN official’s claim that more than 1 million Muslim Uighurs are being held in what is in effect a massive internment camp in communist China. Gay McDougall, a member of of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, said that China’s Xinjiang region […]

U.S. withdraws from ‘self-serving’ UN Human Rights Council

U.S. withdraws from ‘self-serving’ UN Human Rights Council

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2018 The United States on June 19 said it withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council after an unsuccessful effort to reform the council. “When a so-called Human Rights Council cannot bring itself to address the massive abuses in Venezuela and Iran, and it welcomes the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

U.S. Amb. Haley slams UN resolution, charges Hamas with ‘inciting violence’

U.S. Amb. Haley slams UN resolution, charges Hamas with ‘inciting violence’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2018 A draft resolution by the UN which condemns Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza is “fundamentally imbalanced” and “ignores basic truths about the situation in Gaza,” U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said. The Arab-backed draft resolution condemns Israel’s use of “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force” against Palestinian […]

Haley hints Russia blocking IAEA from verifying key part of Iran nuclear deal

Haley hints Russia blocking IAEA from verifying key part of Iran nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, October 2, 2017 A move by Russia to block inspectors from verifying a key section of the Iran nuclear deal could ultimately sway U.S. President Donald Trump toward decertifying the deal this month. The Russians are blocking the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from verifying Section T of the Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

Trump at UN slams rogue states: ‘Rocket man’ on suicide mission, Iran deal an ‘embarrassment’

Trump at UN slams rogue states: ‘Rocket man’ on suicide mission, Iran deal an ‘embarrassment’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2017 In his first address to the UN General Assembly, President Donald Trump on Sept. 19 said the U.S. will “forever be a great friend to the world” but that he will “defend America’s interests above all else.” During his 40-minute address, Trump had tough words for North Korea and […]

U.S. proposes ban on oil shipments to N. Korea, freeze on Kim Jong-Un’s assets

U.S. proposes ban on oil shipments to N. Korea, freeze on Kim Jong-Un’s assets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 8, 2017 The United States has circulated a proposal at the United Nations to stop oil shipments to North Korea and freeze the assets of Kim Jong-Un. The draft resolution, circulated to all 15 members of the UN Security Council, would also ban Pyongyang’s exports of textiles and prohibit employment of […]

UN sanctions on N. Korea opens way to new talks about talks

UN sanctions on N. Korea opens way to new talks about talks

by WorldTribune Staff, August 6, 2017 Yet another American president is enlisting China to put the squeeze on North Korea. And China has again agreed to play along with what the Trump Administration earlier branded as a failed exercise. Therefore on Aug. 6, Beijing called on the Kim Jong-Un regime to stop its missile and […]

North Korea lashes out at new international criticism on rights

North Korea lashes out at new international criticism on rights

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2017 A North Korea propaganda website on July 22 blasted those it says are “making a fuss” over Pyongyang’s human rights record, Yonhap reported. In the past week, both South Korea liberal government and Britain, which has an active North Korean embassy, have voiced concerns over what they say are […]

Nikki Haley slams UN for failing to take ‘even minimal’ steps on Iran violations

Nikki Haley slams UN for failing to take ‘even minimal’ steps on Iran violations

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2017 The United Nations continues to look the other way as Iran “repeatedly and deliberately” violates sanctions imposed by the world body, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on June 29. “The Security Council has failed to even take minimal steps to respond to these violations,” Haley told […]

Trump holds unusual meeting with UN Security Council amid mounting tensions over North Korea

Trump holds unusual meeting with UN Security Council amid mounting tensions over North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to focus on rising tensions with North Korea as he hosted members of the UN Security Council at the White House on April 24. The meeting was seen as highly unusual given reports of military movements in northeast Asia but also because of […]

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