November 19, 1996 |
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.
January 13, 1991 |
Here is the text of the operative portions of the Persian Gulf resolution passed Saturday by the Senate and House. SECTION 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF FORCES (a) AUTHORIZATION--The President is authorized, subject to subsection (b), to use United States Armed Forces pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 678 (1990) in order to achieve implementation of Security Council Resolutions 660, 661, 662, 664, 665, 666, 667, 669, 670, 674, and 677.
April 19, 2006 |
Envoys from the five permanent United Nations Security Council members plus Germany discussed sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program but failed to agree. Undersecretary of State R. Nicholas Burns said the diplomats, meeting in Moscow, recognized the need for a strong response. Separately, President Bush said that "all options are on the table" to prevent Iran from developing atomic weapons but that he would continue to focus on diplomacy.
October 18, 2008 |
Japan defeated Iran for a nonpermanent Asian seat on the United Nations Security Council and Austria and Turkey edged out Iceland for European seats in secret-ballot voting Friday. Iran, under U.N. sanctions for its nuclear program, received only 32 votes from U.N. members, compared with 158 for Japan. Mexico and Uganda ran unopposed and received seats. The Security Council has the ability to impose sanctions and dispatch peacekeepers.
November 27, 1990
The United Nations Security Council, with foreign ministers holding down most of the 15 chairs in order to give the debate added authority, weighs a U.S.-backed resolution Thursday authorizing the use of military force to get Iraq out of Kuwait if peaceful measures continue to founder. Advance drafts of the resolution omit the word "force" in favor of "all necessary means," but the meaning is clear.
March 8, 1988 |
Following is the text of the Friday letter from Secretary of State George P. Shultz to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, as published in photocopy form Sunday by the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot: I set forth below the understanding which I am convinced is necessary to achieve the prompt opening of negotiations on a comprehensive peace. This statement of understandings emerges from discussions held with you and other regional leaders.