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United Nations Security Council: One of the six principal organs of the UN, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), charged with ensuring international peace and security, accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its charter. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations and international sanctions as well as the authorization of military actions through resolutions – it is the only body of the United Nations with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. The council held its first session on 17 January 1946.

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U.S. decries Iran threat to withdraw from global nuclear treaty

A U.S. envoy said on Tuesday that Iran's threat to quit the global nuclear treaty if European countries refer Tehran to the U.N. Security Council after declaring it in violation of a 2015 pact would..
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Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N.

Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn..
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Videos for United Nations Security Council


UNSC votes to extend Syria's cross-border aid [Video]UNSC votes to extend Syria's cross-border aid

The United Nations Security Council agrees to extend its Syria aid programme - but with big cuts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

Iran's Foreign Minister Calls US Soleimani Strike an Act of Terrorism and War [Video]Iran's Foreign Minister Calls US Soleimani Strike an Act of Terrorism and War

Zarif was scheduled to deliver an address to the U.N. Security Council in NYC on Thursday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published

Mike Pompeo Criticized Russia And China's UN Veto [Video]Mike Pompeo Criticized Russia And China's UN Veto

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized a veto by Russia and China of a United Nations security council resolution. According to CNN, the resolution would allow humanitarian aid to reach Syrian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. and Iranian envoys engage in rare direct dialogue [Video]U.S. and Iranian envoys engage in rare direct dialogue

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations made a rare compassionate public gesture toward her Iranian counterpart in the Security Council chamber on Thursday, expressing condolences over the death of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

U.S. probe of Saudi oil attack points to Iran: report [Video]U.S. probe of Saudi oil attack points to Iran: report

The United States said new evidence and analysis of weapons debris recovered from an attack on Saudi oil facilities on Sept. 14 indicates the strike likely came from the north, reinforcing its earlier..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

China, Russia propose lifting N Korea sanctions [Video]China, Russia propose lifting N Korea sanctions

Statues, seafood and textiles were proposed exports to be taken off the North Korea sanctions lift on Monday. Ryan Brooks reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:38Published

 

If nuclear issue is referred to U.N., Iran will pull out of the NPT: Iran foreign minister

If Iran's nuclear file is sent to the United Nations Security Council, then Iran will withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday,..
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China counters India's stand on UNSC meet on Kashmir


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China defends raising Kashmir issue at UNSC to de-escalate India-Pak tensions


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Reflect on global consensus, don’t raise Kashmir issue: India to China

With China’s third attempt to embarrass India at the behest of its ally Pakistan running aground, India said it was time Beijing drew “proper lessons” as most UNSC member-states, including UK and..
IndiaTimes - Published

China's attempt to raise Kashmir issue on Pakistan's behalf at UNSC fails again

China's latest attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council on Pakistan's behalf has failed, with an overwhelming majority of the body expressing the view that it was not the right..
IndiaTimes - Published

China's attempt to rake up Kashmir issue at UNSC finds no takers; India asks Beijing to reflect, slams Pakistan

Beijing's attempt found no takers at the high level UN body with US, UK, Germany and France sending a strong message to China that UNSC is not the forum to raise a bilateral issue.
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Major differences among UN members over India's permanent membership in UNSC: China


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China should reflect on global consensus; refrain from such actions: India on UNSC move


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Article 370: Pakistan's use of false pretences at UN has run its course, India says

India has slammed Pakistan for again trying to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council where it failed one more time to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to..
IndiaTimes - Published

China fails again to raise Kashmir issue in UNSC, members say bilateral matter

None of the members took it's side and said that it's a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.
DNA - Published

China tries to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC again, hits French wall

In yet another bid to raise Kashmir at UN Security Council, China on Wednesday gave notice for discussion on issue. The discussion was slated for late in the night after informal consultations on other..
IndiaTimes - Published

China makes fresh bid to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC

China has made a fresh pitch to raise the Kashmir issue in a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday, but the attempt is likely to fail as all other member countries of..
IndiaTimes - Published

France notes member's request for UNSC meeting over Kashmir issue

France has taken note of a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) member's request to raise the Kashmir issue again in the council. However, the country's position remains 'unchanged' and the matter..
IndiaTimes - Published

Exclusive: U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February, flagging it as a likely sanctions violation, according to a confidential report..
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U.N. renews Syria cross-border aid operation but halves crossings, length of time

The U.N. Security Council on Friday renewed a six-year-long cross-border operation delivering aid to millions of Syrian civilians but the number of crossings and length of authorization were halved to..
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Heal thyself of your malaise, there are no takers of your malware: India advises Pakistan at UNSC

Lambasting Pakistan for its false narrative on India, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday said that there are "no takers for Pakistan's malware".
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Syria cross-border aid to end Friday if U.N. Security Council fails to break deadlock

A six-year-long United Nations operation delivering aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians will expire at midnight on Friday if a deadlocked U.N. Security Council cannot reach a..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Zarif accuses U.S. of violating U.N. deal by denying him a visa

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Tuesday of violating its agreement with the United Nations by denying him a visa to speak at a Security Council meeting amid..
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U.S. denies Iran's Zarif a visa to attend U.N.: U.S. official

The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a U.S...
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U.S. accuses Russia, China of blocking U.N. statement on Baghdad embassy attack

The United States accused Russia and China on Monday of blocking a United Nations Security Council statement "underscoring the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises" after a Dec. 31 attack..
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Saudi Arabia condemns Turkish escalation in Libya: statement

Saudi Arabia condemns "the recent Turkish escalation in Libya" and the Turkish parliament's approval of a troop deployment to Libya, and considers it a violation of U.N. Security Council decisions, the..
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Iran tells U.N. it reserves right to self-defense over Soleimani killing

Iran told the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday that it reserves its right to self-defense under international law after the United States killed Qassem..
Reuters - Published

Russia, China to hold more U.N. talks on lifting North Korea sanctions: diplomats

U.N. Security Council members are due to meet informally on Monday for a second round of negotiations on a Russian and Chinese proposal to lift a raft of sanctions on North Korea, a move that some..
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Pakistan Kartarpur overreach a self-goal at UNSC?


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2019 Year in review: India soared at UN notching diplomatic wins

It also received the unanimous endorsement of the Asia Pacific Group for election next year to a non-permanent seat on the Security Council starting in 2021. Outlining India's approach, Permanent..
IndiaTimes - Published

Russia, China have blood on their hands after veto on Syria cross-border aid: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said Russia and China had blood on their hands after the two countries used a veto of a U.N. Security Council resolution to block cross-border aid..
Reuters - Published

Russia, backed by China, casts 14th U.N. veto on Syria to block cross-border aid

Russia, backed by China, on Friday cast its 14th U.N. Security Council veto since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011 to block cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of..
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Russia fails to get U.N. approval for Syria cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey

Russia failed on Friday in a bid to get the U.N. Security Council to extend authorization of Syria cross-border aid deliveries from two points in Turkey after Moscow vetoed a rival draft resolution..
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In rare move, U.S. and Iranian envoys talk after U.N. meeting on nuclear deal

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft made a rare compassionate public gesture toward her Iranian counterpart in the U.N. Security Council chamber on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

U.N. Security Council set for showdown over Syria cross-border aid deliveries

For the past six years the United Nations and other aid groups have been crossing into Syria from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan at four places authorized by the U.N. Security Council to deliver humanitarian..
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China says lifting some U.N. sanctions on North Korea could help break deadlock

China and Russia are pushing the U.N. Security Council to lift some sanctions on North Korea to ease the country's humanitarian concerns and to "break the deadlock" in stalled denuclearization talks..
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China postpones U.N. Security Council discussion on Kashmir: diplomats

China has postponed a discussion by the U.N. Security Council planned for Tuesday about the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir because the U.N. peacekeeping mission there..
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UNSC members force China to bury request for K-debate

Faced with opposition from key members of the UN security council, China quietly withdrew its request for a discussion on Kashmir which was earlier scheduled for Tuesday. French diplomatic sources..
IndiaTimes - Published

UN Security Council not to discuss Kashmir issue today

China is again understood to have requested a discussion in the UN Security Council on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday but diplomatic sources said the issue will not be discussed in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

UNSC to meet in Kashmir as Imran Khan raises specter of 'millions of Muslims fleeing India' for Pakistan


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China says hopes Security Council reaches consensus on North Korea sanctions

China hopes the U.N. Security Council will reach a consensus on a draft resolution regarding easing sanctions on North Korea, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a media briefing on..
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China says hopes U.N. Security Council speaks with one voice on Korean Peninsula issue

China hopes the U.N. Security Council speaks with one voice on the Korean Peninsula issue, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press conference on Tuesday.
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U.N. Security Council to meet on Kashmir on Tuesday at China's request

The United Nations Security Council will meet at China's request on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats said.
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U.S. says now not the time for U.N. to consider lifting North Korea sanctions

The U.N. Security Council should not be considering "premature sanctions relief" for North Korea as it is "threatening to conduct an escalated provocation, refusing to meet to discuss..
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China pushes for another discussion on J&K at UNSC

Beijing is pushing for yet another discussion on Jammu & Kashmir in the UN Security Council on Tuesday. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will be in India to hold boundary talks with NSA Ajit Doval this..
IndiaTimes - Published

North Korea says ready to respond to any corresponding measure that U.S. chooses

North Korea's foreign ministry criticized the United States for convening the U.N. Security Council and warned that it is ready to respond to any corresponding measure that Washington chooses, state..
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U.S. tells U.N. it is ready to be flexible in North Korea talks, warns against provocations

The United States is ready "to simultaneously take concrete steps" toward a deal aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, but the Security Council must be prepared to..
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China's U.N. envoy says 'imperative' Security Council ease sanctions on North Korea

China's U.N. Ambassador Zhang Jun said it is "imperative" that the United Nations Security Council ease sanctions on North Korea in a bid to support talks between Pyongyang and the United States and..
Reuters - Published

U.N. unable to verify that weapons used in Saudi oil attack were from Iran

The United Nations is "unable to independently corroborate" that missiles and drones used in attacks on Saudi oil facilities in September "are of Iranian origin," Secretary-General Antonio Guterres..
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U.N. Security Council to meet Wednesday on North Korea

The United Nations Security Council will meet publicly on Wednesday over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, diplomats said on Monday.
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U.S. to ask U.N. to discuss possible escalatory provocation by North Korea

The United States will ask the United Nations Security Council to this week discuss North Korea's recent missile launches and the "the possibility of an escalatory DPRK provocation," said a U.S. State..
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U.S. has not yet decided whether to hold U.N. meeting on North Korea rights abuses

The United States has not yet decided whether to hold a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss human rights abuses in North Korea on Tuesday, said U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft..
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