Iran is expected to regain its vote in the UN General Assembly this week after South Korea paid Tehran’s dues to the world body with Iranian funds frozen in the country, the Iranian ambassador to the UN said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian warned that the US military presence and Israeli strikes in Syria are hindering a political solution to the crisis gripping the Arab country, calling on the United Nations to act against such unlawful activities.
The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday expressed alarm at "multiple, deeply disturbing reports" of airstrikes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, saying at least 108 civilians had been killed since the start of January.
The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said it has been “forced” to cut aid to Yemen due to a lack of funds and warned there will be a surge in hunger in the war-torn country in the coming months.
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen brushed aside the so-called military solution to the decade-long conflict in Syria as “an illusion”, saying the warring parties have been locked in a “strategic stalemate” on the ground for the past 21 months.
The United Nations Tuesday urged the United States to lift its unilateral sanctions on Iran in line with the 2015 nuclear deal, from which it withdrew three years ago amid talks in Vienna to bring back to life the troubled accord.
The United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution declaring that Israel’s decision to impose its jurisdiction in Syria’s Golan Heights with the aim of changing the character and legal status of the strategic territory is “null and void” and constitutes a flagrant violation of international law.