Members of the Vietnamese delegation rejoice over the country's election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021 on June 7 (Photo: VNA) New York (VNA) – Vietnam officially won the election to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2020-2021 after getting 192 votes out of the 193 member countries and territories of the UN General Assembly on June 7 evening (Vietnam time). That Vietnam received such dominant support has met the expectations of all Vietnamese people. It also shows that the country’s active, substantive and responsible contributions to the UN, including the UNSC, for the past many years have been recognised by the international community. Talking to the media right after the election, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung appreciated the international community’s support and pledged that Vietnam will play a constructive and responsible role in this position at the UNSC. This is the … [Read more...] about Vietnam wins election to United Nations Security Council
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News / UK and world by Press Association April 26, 2019, 11:35 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Senior ministers are set to be hauled in front of a leak inquiry as the hunt continues for the source who gave away details of a highly sensitive National Security Council (NSC) meeting. Members of the Cabinet are expected to be summoned for interviews over the course of the weekend, the Daily Telegraph reported, amid continuing fury in Whitehall that the deliberations of the country’s most senior security body were leaked. The formal inquiry – headed by Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill – was said to have begun on Friday as ministers and their aides were issued with questionnaires. Recipients were required to explain where they were in the hours following Tuesday’s NSC meeting when Theresa May was said to have given the green light for the Chinese tech giant Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G communications network, the … [Read more...] about Ministers to be summoned before National Security Council leak inquiry
TEL AVIV — David Kramer, a long-time advisor to late Senator John McCain, revealed that he met with two Obama administration officials to inquire about whether the anti-Trump dossier authored by former British spy Christopher Steele was being taken seriously. In one case, Kramer said that he personally provided a copy of the dossier to Obama National Security Council official Celeste Wallander.In a deposition on Dec. 13, 2017 that was recently posted online, Kramer said that McCain specifically asked him in early December 2016 to meet about the dossier with Wallander and Victoria Nuland, a senior official in John Kerry’s State Department. “Senator McCain asked me to meet with both of them to see if this was being taken seriously in the government,” Kramer said. “And Senator McCain asked you to meet with them?” Kramer was asked to clarify. “Yes, just to see if this was being taken seriously. I think he wanted to do — this was his kind of … [Read more...] about John McCain Associate Provided Dossier to Obama National Security Council
WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has hired former National Security Council staffers to work for him as he launches a sweeping new investigation into President Donald Trump's finances and foreign connections. The move seems to have drawn the ire of the president. Trump tweeted Thursday that Schiff and Democrats were "even stealing people from the White House!" Schiff appears to have hired at least one staff member who served on the National Security Council under Trump. The staff member, Abigail Grace, is listed in a House directory as Democratic staff on the intelligence panel. A person familiar with the committee's staff confirmed that she's working for the panel and used to work for the NSC. The person declined to be identified because Schiff hasn't publicly announced new hires. … [Read more...] about Schiff hires ex-National Security Council staff for panel
On September 26th, President Donald Trump will chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to discuss, according to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, “Iran’s violations of international law and the general instability Iran sows throughout the entire Middle East region.” Because the UNSC has five permanent members (U.S., UK, China, Russia, and France) and ten non-permanent members representing the six regions of the world, one would hope Trump will have allies and find himself preaching to the choir. He will not. When Trump enters the UNSC ring to take on Tehran, he will find China and Russia in Iran’s corner, with members of the European Union (EU) cheering the mullahs on.For the first time in years, Tehran finds itself on the ropes economically. President Barack Obama relieved economic pressure on Iran to bribe the regime to agree to a one-sided nuclear deal. But when Trump vigorously re-applied economic … [Read more...] about Zumwalt: Trump’s Iran UN Security Council Meeting: Where Should a Betting Man Place his Money?