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China backs UN efforts on Syria
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China backs UN efforts on Syria

Sep 6 2013, 6:16am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) China supports the United Nations' efforts to resolve the Syria issue, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday.

Beijing, Sep 6 — China supports the United Nations' efforts to resolve the Syria issue, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday. "We hope relevant parties continue to keep in touch and...

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China backs UN efforts on Syria

Sep 6 2013, 6:16am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) China supports the United Nations' efforts to resolve the Syria issue, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday.

Beijing, Sep 6 — China supports the United Nations' efforts to resolve the Syria issue, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday.

"We hope relevant parties continue to keep in touch and deepen negotiations to seek a peaceful, proper solution on Syria," Xinhua quoted Hong as saying.

His remarks came in response to a US move to carry out military action without UN approval and the accusation levelled by the US that Russia has taken the Security Council "hostage" on Syria.

US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said she could see no way to seek Security Council approval for action because of Russia's stance on blocking resolutions.

"The international community should safeguard the purposes and principles of the UN Charter as well as basic rules of international relations so as to maintain peace and stability in Syria and the Middle East," Hong said.

"We support (Lakhdar) Brahimi's mediation efforts and hope the international community can work together to push an international conference on Syria to take place at an early date," Hong said.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi reiterated to leaders attending the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg the need to "push even harder" for a political solution to end the bloodshed in Syria.

Media reports said Brahimi tried to push for an international conference on Syria during his visit to Russia.

With the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, a UN investigation team has returned from the country and is now in the process of studying samples to determine whether chemical weapons were used Aug 21 in the Ghouta section of Damascus, the Syrian capital, where hundreds were reportedly killed.

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Turkish-Syrian Border a "Great Hole" in Obama's UN Speech

Sep 25 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Vijay Prashad says Obama's comments on enforcing international norms have no credibility with most people around the world and are aimed at appeasing liberal unease. TRANSCRIPT: JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. On Wednesday, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly, calling for the world to join the U.S. and its partner nations to confront the extremist group ISIS, also k ...
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PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 21 news shows

Sep 21 2014 3:42pm CDT | Source: Politifact

President Barack Obama will have allies if he decides to expand airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group to targets in Syria, vowed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Sunday. Appearing on three network news shows, Power touted international support for Obama’s war strategy ahead of his Wednesday address to the U.N. General Assembly. But Power would not say which countries h ...
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The Sunday shows this week were all about the international community's response to the Islamic State; football; and the midterm elections. Here are a few videos that sum up what you missed. Samantha Power and Obama's upcoming United Nations ...
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On this weekend’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power laid out the United States’ tentative strategy in attacking ISIS with air strikes. Power explained what the ultimate objective was but said she did not see the United States flying solo with its effort and also added the United States would not be working along side Iran. Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS; You talk about t ...
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Sep 21 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said Sunday that other nations would likely join the U.S. in airstrikes to target Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIL, in Syria. ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos pointed out that not even the British government has agreed to join so far, making it increasingly likely that the U.S. would be going it alone ...
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