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November 22, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush arrived here Wednesday night preparing for a Thanksgiving Day extravaganza designed to shore up support for his Persian Gulf policies, while announcing plans to meet with Syrian leader Hafez Assad, whose past connections with terrorism could undermine Bush's program.
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WORLD
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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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.
WORLD
June 17, 2010 | By Paul Richter and Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration Wednesday added several dozen Iranian individuals and organizations to its sanctions blacklist, its first steps to intensify pressure after new international sanctions were adopted last week by the United Nations Security Council. The penalties are aimed at entities tied to Iran's nuclear and missile program, including a bank, numerous front companies and energy and insurance concerns, and two individuals and several groups tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
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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.
NEWS
January 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
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.
WORLD
April 19, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
WORLD
October 18, 2008 | From the Associated Press
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.
NEWS
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.
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March 8, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
WORLD
June 8, 2010 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote on a resolution to impose additional sanctions over Iran's nuclear program. Meanwhile, Tehran makes diplomatic efforts to head off new penalties. With a critical U.N. Security Council vote looming, Western diplomats appealed to Brazilian officials Tuesday to drop their opposition to a new battery of international sanctions against Iran. Iranian officials, meanwhile, continued pursuing their own diplomatic efforts to head off new penalties.
WORLD
March 26, 2010 | By Paul Richter and Megan K. Stack
U.S. and European officials considering new sanctions against Iran have decided to set aside some of the harshest of the measures as they seek broader international agreement in United Nations Security Council negotiations, said diplomats involved in the talks. In particular, U.S. officials and their allies have decided to drop any attempt to impose a ban on the export or import of refined petroleum products, concluding that such a measure would be rejected by Russia, China and possibly other members of the Security Council, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
WORLD
October 16, 2009 | Reuters
Politically divided Lebanon and Bosnia-Herzegovina were among five countries elected to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, in a move diplomats hoped would help strengthen the two countries' fragile institutions. In an uncontested election, the United Nations General Assembly voted for Bosnia, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria to serve on the council in the next two years. All five had been selected in advance by their regional groups. On Jan. 1 they will replace Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Croatia, Libya and Vietnam as non-veto-holding members of the 15-nation body, the powerhouse of the United Nations with the authority to impose sanctions and deploy peacekeeping forces.
OPINION
July 29, 2009
To what degree is the elected government of Iraq obligated to pay for the sins committed by the late dictator Saddam Hussein? Should neighboring Kuwait forgive Iraq's new leadership $24 billion in outstanding debt for the destruction wrought by the 1990 invasion, a seven-month occupation, looting and the violent retreat of Iraqi forces? And is it relevant that Iraq may need the money more than Kuwait does?
WORLD
April 14, 2009 | Geraldine Baum
More than a week after North Korea launched a rocket over northern Japan, the U.N. Security Council made it clear Monday that the action was an unacceptable violation of international law and agreed to toughen sanctions against the nation. The council condemned the April 5 launch and said that by the end of the month it would expand sanctions established in 2006 in a resolution aimed at stopping North Korea from developing ballistic missiles and other weapons.
WORLD
April 8, 2009 | Associated Press
A senior North Korean diplomat warned Tuesday that the government will retaliate if the U.N. Security Council takes action over its rocket launch, insisting that his country sent up a peaceful satellite and not a missile. North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador, Pak Tok Hun, accused the Security Council of targeting his country while allowing many other countries to launch satellites.
WORLD
September 20, 2002 | From Reuters
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
WORLD
March 20, 2007 | From Reuters
The United States has approved a visa so that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can address the United Nations Security Council before it votes on additional sanctions over his country's nuclear program, the State Department said Monday. A draft resolution introduced to the council last week would ban all Iranian arms exports and freeze financial assets abroad of 28 individuals, groups and companies.
WORLD
January 9, 2009 | Geraldine Baum
After days of diplomatic wrestling, the U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Thursday night calling for an "immediate, durable and fully respected cease-fire" in the Gaza Strip that would lead to the full withdrawal of Israeli forces from the Palestinian enclave. Arab and Western diplomats seemed unconvinced that their handiwork would silence Israeli guns or stop the militant group Hamas from firing rockets into Israel.
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