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.
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.
September 20, 2002 |
Text, as provided by Reuters, of the joint Iraq resolution the president asked Congress to approve: * "Whereas Congress in 1998 concluded that Iraq was then in material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations and thereby threatened the vital interests of the United States and international peace and security, stated the reasons for that conclusion, and urged the president to take appropriate action to bring Iraq into compliance with its international obligations (Public Law