UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres named Sudhir Rajkumar, a top official at the World Bank Treasury, to head the global body’s $61 billion pension fund in an attempt to reverse three years of below-target returns.
Highlighting the U.S. effort at last month’s UN General Assembly, Ambassador Nikki Haley ticked off the names of senior Trump administration officials who turned out in force to press the body over issues like North Korea and Iran.
Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council to consider a wide range of Iran’s “destabilizing” actions in the Middle East in an early test of whether President Donald Trump’s toughening position on the Islamic Republic is alienating allies and leaving the U.S. isolated internationally.
If Donald Trump declares Friday that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal isn’t in the U.S. interest, the likely reaction from European allies may be best captured by a famous British slogan from World War II: “Keep calm and carry on.”
The Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the United Nations cultural organization, saying it’s biased against Israel and citing its decision to admit the Palestinian territories as a member state.
As President Donald Trump prepares to announce whether he’ll certify Iran’s compliance with the deal to curb its nuclear program, U.S. and European negotiators at the United Nations are on another collision course -- this time over the Islamic Republic’s human rights record.
Donald Trump has been complaining about the Iran nuclear deal, struck in 2015 after countless late nights and serial missed deadlines, since before he became the U.S. president in January. As a candidate, he promised to scrap or renegotiate the agreement, in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions related to it. Recently, Trump has suggested that he won’t certify to Congress that the Iran deal is in U.S. national security interests in advance of an
A key U.S. senator long opposed to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran offered a path for President Donald Trump to distance himself from the accord without immediately quitting it, imposing new sanctions or carrying out military action.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants to overhaul management of the global body’s $61 billion pension fund after three years of underperforming returns and contentious delays in paying retirees.
Iran’s foreign minister said the country is willing to formally accept a tougher nuclear inspection regime in six years, while continuing to rule out any renegotiation of a 2015 agreement U.S. President Donald Trump has called an “embarrassment” and “the worst deal ever.”
The U.S. has gamed out four or five different scenarios for how the crisis with North Korea will be resolved, and “some are uglier than others,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said as tensions remain high between the two countries.
Qatar’s support for terrorism has destabilized the region and Doha must stop its financing of terror groups, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly.
North Korea’s foreign minister unleashed a torrent of criticism at the United Nations General Assembly in response to President Donald Trump’s speech at the same venue, saying Pyongyang is ready for a preemptive nuclear attack if needed.
It’s among the most persistent parlor games in Washington: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is said to be ready to bolt -- or be fired -- at any moment. And Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, may already be angling to take his slot.
Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono asked his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif to reach out to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to defuse an increasingly hostile war of words with President Donald Trump.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashed out at former U.S. President Barack Obama for planting a “time bomb” that has deepened the worst rift between the two powers since the Cold War and frustrated cooperation in addressing global crises from Iran to North Korea.
U.S. President Donald Trump has asked his national security advisers to find ways to help end violence that’s driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh, according to United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani rejected any U.S.-led effort to alter the 2015 nuclear agreement that President Donald Trump has labeled “the worst deal ever” and signaled he may walk away from, a move the Islamic Republic’s leader said would only damage U.S. credibility.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out the U.S. case to European allies about flaws in the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord, hours after President Donald Trump said he’s made his decision about whether to walk away from the pact -- but wouldn’t reveal what it was.
Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, will join a meeting of foreign ministers responsible for the Iran nuclear deal that President Donald Trump has called an “embarrassment to the United States” and “the worst deal ever."
When Donald Trump takes the podium in a few minutes to address the United Nations General Assembly for the first time, some of the best seats in the house will be filled by North Korea’s delegation.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned North Korea’s recent nuclear test as a "grave threat" to world peace and called on all countries to step up efforts to enforce Security Council sanctions imposed on Kim Jong Un’s regime.
President Donald Trump, who derided the United Nations as a “club for people to get together, talk and have a good time” after his election, is surprising veterans of the global body by leaning on it to help carry out his foreign policy agenda.
The United Nations Security Council approved new sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its latest missile and nuclear tests after the U.S. dropped demands such as an oil embargo to win support from Russia and China.
As Nikki Haley confronts her biggest test so far as U.S. envoy to the UN -- persuading the Security Council to further tighten sanctions on North Korea -- she’s leaning on a key adviser with little foreign policy experience: her South Carolina pollster.
President Donald Trump said it’s not “inevitable” that the U.S. will wind up in a war with North Korea over its continued development of nuclear weapons, but that military action remains an option.
The U.S. is circulating a draft resolution at the United Nations that would bar crude oil shipments to North Korea, ban the nation’s exports of textiles and prohibit employment of its guest workers by other countries, according to a diplomat at the world body.
The Trump administration laid out its rationale for possibly walking away from a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, declaring that the Islamic Republic’s ballistic-missile program violates UN resolutions and threatens to make the country “the next North Korea.”
Outreach to Africa, educational trips for foreign diplomats and a more conciliatory Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu make it clear: Israel is campaigning to overcome its acrimonious relationship with the United Nations in time to win a coveted spot on the Security Council next year.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has lost two of her top aides, key departures that come at a time of growing international tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried to ease concerns that the U.S. was heading toward a military confrontation with North Korea after President Donald Trump rattled global markets with his warning that he could unleash “fire and fury” against Kim Jong Un’s regime.
President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric against North Korea to an unprecedented level Tuesday, warning Kim Jong Un’s regime will face a devastating military strike if it continues threatening the U.S.
China expressed confidence that new United Nations sanctions would help bring North Korea to the negotiating table to end its push for nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
The United Nations Security Council imposed the “most stringent” sanctions on North Korea that would ban exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood in response to Pyongyang’s testing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month that could target the U.S.
The U.S. says it persuaded France, Germany and the U.K. to join in signing a letter of protest to the United Nations Security Council about Iran’s “threatening and provocative” launch last week of a rocket that can carry a satellite into space.
U.S. engagement in Afghanistan has deteriorated to a new low, with personnel hunkered down behind blast walls as President Donald Trump struggles to define a vision for the war-torn country almost 16 years after American forces first arrived.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on China and Russia to do more to stop North Korea after the isolated regime test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile in a month.
Qatar wants the United Nations to have a greater role in resolving its standoff with a Saudi-led alliance after U.S. and U.K. efforts to find a solution among the parties reached an impasse, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said.
North Korea boasted that it successfully test-fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile on the Fourth of July, and the U.S. angrily agrees. Russia says not-so-fast, and that’s blocking action at the United Nations.
The U.S. and the U.K. proposed a road map to help resolve the standoff between a Saudi-led alliance and Qatar during Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s trip to the region last week, according to a Gulf official with direct knowledge of the matter.
Iran’s foreign minister said his nation’s vow not to seek nuclear weapons “never expires,” even as the Trump administration accused the Islamic Republic of violating the “spirit” of a 2015 accord easing sanctions.
A U.S.-led effort to broker a United Nations Security Council statement condemning North Korea’s latest missile test has broken down, according to two officials, a setback for the Trump administration on one of its top foreign policy priorities.
North Korea’s launch of a missile capable of reaching the U.S. doesn’t necessarily bring the two nations closer to war, Defense Secretary James Mattis said, even as President Donald Trump announced that he’s weighing some "pretty severe things" in response.
The U.S. threatened trade ties with countries that continue to do business with North Korea following Pyongyang’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a warning to China and other nations the administration says aren’t doing enough to rein in Kim Jong Un’s regime.
House Republicans pressed Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, about what they called “severe” budget cuts the Trump administration is seeking to the world body that could undermine U.S. national security interests.
The Trump administration’s accusation that Syrian forces are planning another chemical-weapons attack on rebel forces is also a warning to Russia and Iran that they are “on notice” if such an assault takes place, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.
The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution backing a 5,000-strong West African force to combat terrorism in the Sahel region after France agreed to drop a provision on funding it in response to U.S. opposition.
France wants to bolster efforts to fight terrorism in West Africa through a United Nations-backed force. The U.S. doesn’t want to get stuck with the bill.
Perpetrators of the twin attacks in Tehran were recruited inside Iran by Islamic State and fought in both Iraq and Syria, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said on Thursday.
Iran denounced President Donald Trump’s response to twin attacks in Tehran as “repugnant,” and linked the violence claimed by Islamic State to the U.S. president’s visit to arch-nemesis Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. is threatening to quit the United Nations Human Rights Council unless the body institutes a series of reforms and stops singling out Israel for criticism, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said.
The U.S. imposed fresh sanctions on individuals and companies with links to North Korea as the Trump administration seeks to rein in the country’s nuclear and missile programs.
A day after winning re-election last month, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed a campaign pledge: that he’ll find a way to free his country from sanctions that hobble its economy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was on course for a landslide victory giving him a second term in office, a result that would deal a blow to hardliners seeking to derail his policies of a greater engagement with the world.
The United Nations Security Council held consultations on the political turmoil in Venezuela that has left at least 43 dead as U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the global body to focus on the crisis before it escalates further.
Iran struck back against new Trump administration sanctions against its ballistic missile program, calling them illegal and announcing sanctions of its own.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations urged other countries to do more to pressure North Korea over its weapons program, saying, “You either support North Korea or you support us, you are either with North Korea or not.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election campaign received a lift as a fellow moderate withdrew from the race, and he was endorsed by the influential grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic.
The men challenging Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for control of the country's future
United Nations Security Council members pressed Russia to provide more details before they consider backing the deal it reached with Turkey and Iran to set up safe zones in Syria, including how the accord would be enforced and monitored.