March 13, 2002 |
The Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday night endorsing a Palestinian state for the first time, supporting a U.S. measure that also calls for an immediate cease-fire in the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict. American U.N. Ambassador John D. Negroponte said Washington's surprise move aimed to give momentum to the peace mission being launched this week by its Middle East envoy Anthony C. Zinni. The resolution came hours after Syria tabled a Palestinian-backed resolution. The U.S.
December 17, 2001 |
The Arab League voiced astonishment and concern Sunday at the U.S. decision to veto a U.N. resolution calling for international monitors to help curb violence between Israel and the Palestinians. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa "expressed his astonishment and intense concern that the United States employed its right of veto," said a statement by the league, which is based in Cairo. Moussa said the resolution was "balanced and objective."
December 15, 2001 |
Palestinians and their Arab allies forced a confrontation with Washington early today, with the United States announcing it would veto an Arab-backed Security Council resolution calling for international intervention to halt "a dangerous deterioration of the situation" in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. The draft resolution won the support of a large council majority, with France, Russia and Ireland joining the expected Asian and African supporters of the Arab position.
September 29, 2001 |
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a U.S.-sponsored resolution Friday night requiring all countries to crack down on terrorism. In a reversal of Washington's earlier stance of keeping the U.N. at arm's length in its new campaign against terrorism, the U.S. enlisted the Security Council's support in greatly expanding the U.N.'s role in the global fight. U.S. Ambassador John D.
August 15, 2001 |
For the second time in less than a week, U.S. warplanes bombed a radar site in southern Iraq in an attempt to disable the nation's increasingly effective air defenses, the Pentagon said. Tuesday's strike by Air Force F-16s was much smaller than an attack by British and American planes against three sites Friday, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. Tuesday's strike targeted only one site, a fire-control radar that helps Iraq guide its missiles.
August 11, 2001 |
In the heaviest strike against Iraq in almost six months, U.S. and British warplanes bombed three air defense installations south of Baghdad on Friday to punish President Saddam Hussein's government for increasing efforts to shoot down allied aircraft, the Pentagon said. About 20 warplanes took part in the raid, which Lt. Col. Steve Campbell, a Pentagon spokesman, said was "in response to recent Iraqi hostile acts."