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UN and Multilateral Diplomacy

The United Nations will be hosting six high level plenary meetings - unprecedented even by its own standards - during the beginning of the 74th session of the General Assembly in late September.

Afghanistan a Proving Ground for US Arms

Some 18 years into the war, and at a time when the people of Afghanistan seek the international community’s help for peace and prosperity, the Pentagon regime has found Afghanistan as a nice proving ground for a lot of different new military technology, hoping to show that new artificial intelligence efforts and cloud computing can make information-sharing in an occupation more efficient.

Who Is Responsible for Persian Gulf Security?

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says any military presence in the Persian Gulf from outside the region would be a “source of insecurity” for Iran, and Tehran would act to safeguard its security.

Sad Day for Humanity

The United Nations has finally condemned the execution of two young activists in Bahrain, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

The ‘forgotten’ US shoot down of Iranian airliner Flight 655­

Today marks twenty-nine years since the shoot down by the USS Vincennes of Iran Air flight 655, which killed all of the plane’s 290 civilian passengers. This shoot down of a civilian airliner by a US naval ship occurred on July 3, 1988, toward the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq War.

US Sanctions Are Acts of War

In great violation of UN Charter and international law, and with no international accountability, the United States is currently engaged in illegal and comprehensive economic blockades against Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, as well as several lesser blockades against countries such as Cuba and Nicaragua, and an intensifying effort to cut off China's access to technology.

World Should Support UN Khashoggi Report

The United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings has called for an international investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death, excoriating the UN for its “paralysis” and Saudi Arabia for its handling of the case.

UN Should Stop Rising Civilian Deaths in Yemen

Reports from the ground highlight the deepening crisis for Yemen’s 26 million civilians, largely forgotten and caught in the cross-chairs of a protracted conflict that has had calamitous consequences for everyone in the Middle East. This is while some 16 million people were already in need of humanitarian assistance before the civil war began in 2015.

Why war with Iran is bad for Trump — and America

US President Donald Trump has called off military strikes against Iran according to The New York Times, in response to Iran’s shooting of a US drone inside the country's airspace over the coastal province of Hormozgan on Thursday. The decision to avoid escalating the standoff with Iran in the Persian Gulf suggests that Washington is well aware that “Iran has many options available to raise the cost for the US and its friends in the region,” in the event of a military confrontation.

Of Sanctions and Trade Wars

The United States has launched an economic war against Iran, which has no other choice but to take necessary countermeasures. The world is watching with great concern, and nations have every reason to worry, because Washington is resolved to pursue unilateralism.

Who Is Torching the Middle East?

Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the United States is the root cause of all tensions in the Persian Gulf, rejecting accusations raised by the War Party and its Arab allies that Iran was behind the attacks on four vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

International Quds Day

On Friday, May 31, the Iranian nation and Muslims across the world once again take to the streets to raise their voice in support of the Palestinian people.‬

Washington’s Ruse to Sell Arms to Saudis and UAE

US President Donald Trump has once again used a fake “national emergency” regarding tensions with Iran for the sole reason of circumventing Congressional restrictions and international law on arms sales, and using it to rush shipments of more arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.