21st September 2017
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday that there was no need to renegotiate the Iranian nuclear deal, insisting it was “delivering” despite US demands to re-open the agreement. “There is no need to renegotiate parts of the agreement because the agreement is concerning a nuclear program and as… Read More
20th September 2017
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hit back at Donald Trump over comments the US president made regarding the nuclear deal with Iran. He told the UN General Assembly the new US administration “destroys its own credibility and undermines international confidence.”… Read More
19th September 2017
US President Donald Trump has told the UN General Assembly that America would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. In his debut speech, he mocked North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: “Rocket man is on a suicide mission.”… Read More
19th September 2017
Some African countries are at risk of getting slapped with sanctions and trade restrictions for their dealings with North Korea. A report was released by United Nations panel of experts on September 9th, two days prior to the UN Security Council’s unanimous adoption of a tough new round of sanctions… Read More
12th September 2017
The United Nations has imposed a fresh round of sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test. The measures restrict oil imports and ban textile exports – an attempt to starve the North of fuel and income for its weapons programmes. Read More
11th September 2017
The United States will pay a “due price” if harsh sanctions against North Korea are agreed at a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York Monday. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on state media that if the US “does rig up the illegal and unlawful… Read More
1st September 2017
The United Nations’s nuclear watchdog has reported that Iran is staying within the main limits set down in a 2015 multilateral agreement that Donald Trump has insisted Tehran is violating. The International Atomic Energy Agency said that Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium is 88.4 kg (about 195 pounds), less than… Read More
29th August 2017
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Monday showed signs of wavering on his decision to expel the head of a United Nations-backed anti-graft unit, who is investigating the leader’s campaign financing. Morales on Sunday declared Ivan Velasquez, head of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, ‘persona non grata’ and ordered… Read More
17th August 2017
An estimated N400 billion, or the equivalent of $4.6 billion in purchasing power parity (PPP), representing 39% of the combined federal and state education budgets in 2016, is paid out as bribes to public officials in Nigeria annually, a new report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration… Read More
2nd August 2017
Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday he hopes a draft U.N. resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea following its tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile will be finished “in days.” The United States and China said a week ago that they were making progress on… Read More