EghtesadOnline: Russian representative to the United Nations said the issue of reviving global sanctions against Iran, which have been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, will not be discussed at the UN Security Council any more.
EghtesadOnline: In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif warned that the United States' recent designation of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization would heighten tensions to a "confrontational and uncontrollable level".
EghtesadOnline: Iran's top military commander says both Tehran and Damascus will comply with a month-long Syria ceasefire declared by the UN Security Council, but that attacks will continue in the Damascus suburbs held by terrorists.
EghtesadOnline: Russia has voiced opposition to a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution, drafted by Western powers, on renewing anti-Yemen sanctions, which also seeks a “condemnation” of Iran for allegations of violating an arms embargo on the war-torn Arabian Peninsula state.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went out of his way Tuesday to note that North Korea hadn’t carried out “provocative acts” since the UN Security Council imposed new sanctions on the country, saying that restraint might lead to negotiations over its nuclear arsenal.
EghtesadOnline: The United Nations Security Council imposed the “most stringent” sanctions on North Korea that would ban exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood in response to Pyongyang’s testing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month that could target the U.S.
EghtesadOnline: France's foreign minister called on Tuesday for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council after what he said was a "disgusting" gas attack on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province.
EghtesadOnline: Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the six-year Syrian conflict.
EghtesadOnline: Russia used its veto to block a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Syria for the seventh time, rejecting an effort by Western powers to impose sanctions on Bashar al-Assad’s government and military for its use of chemical weapons.
EghtesadOnline: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday a draft U.N. Security Council resolution put forward by Western powers to sanction Syria's government over the alleged use of chemical weapons was inappropriate.