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U.N. political chief meets North Korean vice foreign minister

U.N. political chief meets North Korean vice foreign minister

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SEOULl, South Korea, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The United Nations political chief met with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk during a rare four-day trip to Pyongyang.U.N. Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman arrived in the North Korean capital Tuesday, a week after Pyongyang conducted its new intercontinental ballistic missile test.The North's Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday the two officials had "exchanged views on areas of common interest regarding U.N. agencies in cooperating with North Korea."Before the meeting took place, the North Korean official expressed his hope that the discussion would be "full of sincerity," Kyodo News reported.During his stay, Feltman is also expected to meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, who extended the invitation to Pyo...
U.N. experts: Assad regime responsible for Syria chemical attack

U.N. experts: Assad regime responsible for Syria chemical attack

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Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Syria's government was responsible for the chemical attack that killed more than 80 people in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, U.N. experts reported Thursday.The report compiled by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations' Joint Investigative Mechanism found that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime were responsible for the deadly sarin attack."The panel is confident that the Syrian Arab Republic is responsible for the release of sarin at Khan Sheikhun on 4 April 2017," the report stated.Syria repeatedly denied it was involved in the attack that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase.Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the report "confirms what we h...
U.N. leader Guterres marks 1st U.N. Day with message of peace

U.N. leader Guterres marks 1st U.N. Day with message of peace

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Oct. 24 (UPI) -- In his first United National Day address, Secretary General António Guterres asked people to overcome their differences for a more successful future."Our world faces many grave challenges. Widening conflicts and inequality, extreme weather and deadly intolerance, security threats - including nuclear weapons," Guterres said in a video message Tuesday."We have the tools and wealth to overcome these challenges. All we need is the will."On Oct. 24, 1945, the U.N. Charter entered into force and the day has been celebrated every year since as United Nations Day.Guterres noted that when humans rights can be achieved for all, those people will go on to build a peaceful and just world.The White House also released a statement Tuesday saying President Donald Trump declared Oct. 24 a
U.N. sanctions against North Korea could block $1.3 billion, analyst says

U.N. sanctions against North Korea could block $1.3 billion, analyst says

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Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The implementation of United Nations Security Council sanctions could block as much as $ 1.3 billion in capital inflows to North Korea, a South Korean analyst said Wednesday.Kang Sun-joo, a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy in Seoul, said in a report released Wednesday the Security Council has imposed nine sanctions against North Korea since 2006, when Pyongyang conducted its first nuclear test, News 1 reported.Recently adopted resolutions 2371 and 2375 included severe measures that include the freezing of North Korea individual and entity assets related to nuclear weapons development, and bans on the export of North Korean coal, iron ore, fishery products and textiles.The sanctions also include inspection of ships suspected of carrying banned products and...
North Korea's Kim responds to Trump's U.N. speech with insults, threats

North Korea's Kim responds to Trump's U.N. speech with insults, threats

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Sept. 21 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded to President Donald Trump's United Nations speech in a lengthy statement Thursday that included several insults.Kim mostly responded to Trump's threats to "totally destroy" North Korea if the reclusive nation attacks a U.S. ally. Trump also dubbed Kim, "Rocket Man," a reference to the North Korean leader's proclivity for launching test missiles."I'd like to remind Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world," Kim said. "The mentally deranged behavior of the U.S. president openly expressing on the U.N. arena the unethical will to 'totally destroy' a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats of regime change or overturn of social system, makes...