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March 20, 1992
This weekend a team of U.N. inspectors is scheduled to go to Iraq to demand and oversee the destruction of facilities used to make Scud missiles. It could prove to be a fateful journey. Baghdad's stalling on meeting its commitments to the United Nations to scrap all of its weapons of mass destruction, including most recently its resistance to demolishing the Scud factories, has already brought exasperated condemnation from the Security Council.
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February 22, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - The United Nations on Saturday called for improved humanitarian access for millions of needy Syrians as Syrian government forces pounded rebel positions and the latest car bomb apparently linked to the civil war exploded in neighboring Lebanon. The U.N. Security Council resolution, passed unanimously in New York, demanded that "all parties, in particular the Syrian authorities, promptly allow rapid, safe and unhindered access" for humanitarian assistance, including aid across conflict zones and via international borders.
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January 15, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the discovery of four letter bombs hidden in mail here, U.N. officials launched a full review Tuesday of security operations. Although the world body was not the specific target of the bombs--addressed to the U.N. bureau of the Arabic-language newspaper Al Hayat--the Monday incident exposed gaps in security. This occurred at a time when the U.N.
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July 13, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two weeks of back-room wrangling and acrimonious debate, the U.S. muscled through a Security Council resolution Friday granting American peacekeepers a renewable one-year exemption from prosecution or investigation by the new International Criminal Court. Though the United States did not secure the permanent immunity it originally demanded, the unanimously adopted resolution "achieved the kind of protection for a one-year period that we were seeking," said John D. Negroponte, the U.S.
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October 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The 166-member General Assembly chose five countries as temporary Security Council members--all U.S. allies or showing a willingness to cooperate with the West. Two countries that are departing, Cuba and Yemen, were the only defenders of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. The new members are Venezuela, replacing Cuba; Japan, replacing Yemen; Cape Verde, replacing Zaire; Morocco, replacing the Ivory Coast, and Hungary, replacing Romania.
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February 22, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - The United Nations on Saturday called for improved humanitarian access for millions of needy Syrians as Syrian government forces pounded rebel positions and the latest car bomb apparently linked to the civil war exploded in neighboring Lebanon. The U.N. Security Council resolution, passed unanimously in New York, demanded that "all parties, in particular the Syrian authorities, promptly allow rapid, safe and unhindered access" for humanitarian assistance, including aid across conflict zones and via international borders.
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November 19, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move Monday that left the United States alone in the U.N. Security Council, the Clinton administration repeated its vow to block the reelection of U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to a second five-year term. Although the 15-member council postponed a formal vote on renominating him until today, it was apparent Monday that U.S. Ambassador Madeleine Albright will have to exercise America's rarely used veto power against the Egyptian diplomat. U.S.
WORLD
July 13, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two weeks of back-room wrangling and acrimonious debate, the U.S. muscled through a Security Council resolution Friday granting American peacekeepers a renewable one-year exemption from prosecution or investigation by the new International Criminal Court. Though the United States did not secure the permanent immunity it originally demanded, the unanimously adopted resolution "achieved the kind of protection for a one-year period that we were seeking," said John D. Negroponte, the U.S.
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June 17, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Turkey on Thursday signaled a diplomatic shift to further distance itself from longtime ally Syria, welcoming defecting Syrian officers and announcing plans to deliver relief assistance to beleaguered pro-democracy protesters across the border. The shift against Damascus, where President Bashar Assad has undertaken a bloody crackdown against peaceful demonstrators, comes after months of waffling and wavering over its stance on uprisings that have shaken or brought down autocratic longtime leaders across the region.
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August 28, 2003 | Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writer
Frustrated at the failure to find Saddam Hussein's suspected stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, U.S. and allied intelligence agencies have launched a major effort to determine if they were victims of bogus Iraqi defectors who planted disinformation to mislead the West before the war. The goal, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official, "is to see if false information was put out there and got into legitimate channels and we were totally duped on it."
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January 15, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the discovery of four letter bombs hidden in mail here, U.N. officials launched a full review Tuesday of security operations. Although the world body was not the specific target of the bombs--addressed to the U.N. bureau of the Arabic-language newspaper Al Hayat--the Monday incident exposed gaps in security. This occurred at a time when the U.N.
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November 19, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move Monday that left the United States alone in the U.N. Security Council, the Clinton administration repeated its vow to block the reelection of U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to a second five-year term. Although the 15-member council postponed a formal vote on renominating him until today, it was apparent Monday that U.S. Ambassador Madeleine Albright will have to exercise America's rarely used veto power against the Egyptian diplomat. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1992
This weekend a team of U.N. inspectors is scheduled to go to Iraq to demand and oversee the destruction of facilities used to make Scud missiles. It could prove to be a fateful journey. Baghdad's stalling on meeting its commitments to the United Nations to scrap all of its weapons of mass destruction, including most recently its resistance to demolishing the Scud factories, has already brought exasperated condemnation from the Security Council.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The 166-member General Assembly chose five countries as temporary Security Council members--all U.S. allies or showing a willingness to cooperate with the West. Two countries that are departing, Cuba and Yemen, were the only defenders of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. The new members are Venezuela, replacing Cuba; Japan, replacing Yemen; Cape Verde, replacing Zaire; Morocco, replacing the Ivory Coast, and Hungary, replacing Romania.
NEWS
June 11, 1999
A roundup of events as Yugoslavia withdraws from Kosovo: * Washington: President Clinton claims victory in the air war against Yugoslavia. * Washington: House rejects effort by some in GOP to bar funds for peacekeepers. * United Nations: Security Council authorizes international force for Kosovo. Fact Sheet: Number of Yugoslav soldiers and police killed in airstrikes, according to Milosevic: 576 NATO estimate: 5,000
WORLD
September 25, 2009 | Christi Parsons
The United Nations Security Council approved a nuclear nonproliferation resolution this morning, granting President Obama an early, first step toward his ultimate goal of eliminating nuclear weapons. The vote was the result of weeks and months of negotiations, and arrived with Obama presiding over the meeting as the first American president to do so. Obama urged world leaders to make sure that international law is more than "an empty promise," and said he "harbors no illusions about the difficulty" of the task ahead.
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