Pompeo faces opposition in UN push on Iran arms embargo
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran, warning that the Middle East's stability was at risk, but he faced wide skepticism over US threats to trigger sanctions.The United States is warning it could employ a disputed legal move to restore wide UN sanctions on Iran if the Security Council does not prolong a ban on conventional arms sales that expires in October.Veto-wielding Russia and China, which stand to gain major arms contracts from Iran, oppose an extension of the embargo which was ...
Pompeo to UN: Ending Iran embargo would risk Mideast stability
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran, warning that its expiration would risk the stability of the oil-rich region."Iran will hold a sword of Damocles over the economic stability of the Middle East, endangering nations like Russia and China that rely on stable energy prices," Pompeo told the virtual session, referencing two opponents of prolonging the embargo.The United States is adamant about prolonging the ban on conventional arms sales to its adversary which expires in October and h...
German foreign minister wants to name countries sending arms to Libya
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas wants to step up the pressure on countries that violate the arms embargo for Libya by naming them."You cannot refrain from naming these countries publicly in the long run. The willingness to do so is constantly growing in the EU," he said in an interview with dpa.The European Union has launched a naval mission to monitor the UN arms embargo, which has been in place for nine years. Satellite surveillance allows weapons deliveries to be followed but so far they have not been stopped.Information on violations is currently only shared with the United Nations. UN ...
UK faces fresh calls to end arms sales to Israel
The UK is facing fresh calls to end its arms sale to Israel amidst international outrage over the Zionist state’s planned annexation of Palestinian territory which is considered a war crime under international law.Number 10 has expressed its opposition to any further take-over of Palestinian territory, however campaigners, warning that the Conservative government risks being complicit in Israeli war crimes, have expressed concerns that the UK will continue with business as usual by selling arms to the occupying state.Britain is said to have licensed £376 million ($462 million) worth of arms to...
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Dressing the small booty body type
Everyone has that body part that worries them when it comes to shopping for outfits. It could be a larger bust, flabby upper arms (those give me the headaches personally) or it could be a barely-there-booty.Unless you can afford to have that part enhanced to your satisfaction, chances are, you have to learn to live with it for the rest of your life. Now your concern should shift from worrying about it, to how to dress this body part the stylish way.Today, we are discussing dressing the barely-there-booty. We all can’t be like Kim Kardashian West or Nicki Minaj, but we can dress up and look goo...
US, Russia arms talks start with little hope of accord
Vienna (AFP) - The United States and Russia meet Monday in Vienna for talks on their last major nuclear weapons agreement against a backdrop of growing tensions and differences over whether they see any value in arms control at all.US President Donald Trump insists that China should be involved in the talks on New START, the treaty that caps US and Russian nuclear warheads, because he says up until now Beijing has had a free pass to do as it likes in developing its weapon systems.China has shown no sign of being interested, giving Washington fresh cause for complaint, although critics say Wash...
UK 'selling arms' to Saudi Arabia despite court ban, new BAE report reveals
TheUnited Kingdomstands accused of continuing to sell arms toSaudi Arabiadespite a court ruling effectively banning UK arms sales to the kingdom.The judgement, which was handed down one year ago found it was “unlawful” for the government to have allowed the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia for use inYemen.The kingdom is engaged in a proxy war that has created the biggest humanitarian crisis in recent history, according to the United Nations.The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has been accused of violating international humanitarian law.Un experts have said the coalition may be responsible for war ...
South Americans up in arms against Fifa
Dubai: The Fifa Council is due to select the 2023 Women’s World Cup host through an online meeting on June 25.But with a week to go, the South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol) and the Colombian Football Federation (CFC) have accused Fifa of “discriminatory conclusions” in its evaluation report of Colombia’s bid to host the event.Conmebol President Alejandro Domínguez and CFC President Ramon Jesurun have addressed a joint letter to the Fifa Council after Colombia received the lowest rating of the three contenders bidding to host the tournament in three years’ time.Colombia’s bid for the...
Turkey slams EU mission to contain arms to Libya
Turkey on Friday criticised the EU's Operation Irini aimed at halting arms shipments to Libya as "not objective", a day after NATO said it would probe a naval incident with a French ship.Irini was set up to enforce a United Nations arms embargo to Libya, where the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) faced a major uprising by the forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar.Turkey strongly supports the GNA in Tripoli, sending sophisticated drones and air defence systems that helped it repel Haftar's offensive.Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Operation Irini failed to meet the demands ...
France blasts ‘extremely aggressive’ Turkish intervention against NATO mission targeting Libyan arms
France's defence ministry on Wednesday denounced an "extremely aggressive" intervention by Turkish frigates against a French navy vessel participating in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean. Turkey, however, has denied the claims.The French sailors were trying to check a cargo on suspicion it was taking arms to Libya – forbidden under a UN embargo.Turkish frigates carried out radar targeting three times, suggesting a missile strike was imminent, France's defence ministry said."This is an extremely aggressive act that is unacceptable by an ally against a NATO ship," a French defence ministry of...