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Colin Powell, First Black Secretary of State, Dies at 84 From COVID-19 Amid Cancer Battle
"Show. The first black U.S. Secretary of State and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff a major political historic cultural figure has died at the age of 84, general Colin Powell died of complications from COVID-19, according to his family. Of course, lots of controversy during his career. He went before the UN Security Council made the case for war against Iraq. He, of course, reveal himself to be an Obama supporter and to many of us who at one point thought he might be a viable Republican candidate for office, that was all scuttled when he confirmed that he was essentially a liberal. And our political differences with colon Powell don't change our respect for his life and his legacy and most important the pain and grief that his family is feeling at his loss.
North Korea Claims to Have Tested Long-Range Cruise Missiles
"North korea says it successfully tested new long range. Cruise missiles over the weekend stayed renews agency says the missiles had been in development for two years and hits targets about nine hundred miles away with more from seoul. Here's c. n. N.'s paula hancocks. Seen a couple of military parades in recent months and experts have consistently been saying that at some point north korea will need to test them but the fact is it doesn't technically break any of the rules. There are un security council sanctions against north korea. But for its ballistic missile technology not for cruise missiles both. Us and south. Korean officials tell cnn. They're looking into the
UN Entities Condemn Terrorist Attack at Kabul Airport
"Un security council has condemned the deplorable attacks in the the hamid kazai international airport in kabul on thursday which were claimed by islamic state in carson province. The bomb blasts reportedly killed at least eighty five people and injured some one hundred fifty others including women and children. The council members reminded that all parties must respect their obligations under international humanitarian law including those related to the protection of civilians. Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security ambassadors stated. The deliberate targeting of civilians and personnel assisting in the evacuation of civilians is especially abhorrent. Must be condemned. They said the security council urged all states to cooperate actively in holding accountable. The perpetrators organizers financiers and sponsors of these acts of terrorism and bring them to
Three Nations Urge US to Join UN Statement on Gaza
"Un security council nations trying to get the un's most powerful body to take action on the escalating violence between israel and gaza's hamas rulers say they are still trying to get the us to support a statement including a coal to end the fighting china norway. Tunisia tried unsuccessfully at closed meetings on monday and wednesday to get agreement on a council statement diplomats. Say the us argued. Such a statement could interfere with diplomatic efforts to de escalate the situation. Meanwhile israeli airstrikes on gaza city flattened three buildings and killed at least forty two people on sunday palestinian medics said in the deadliest single attack in the latest round of violence
Rockets Over Jerusalem: Israeli-Palestinian Violence
"Yesterday. In the worst outbreak violence in years the palestinian militant group hamas fired more than two hundred rockets towards jerusalem before israel responded with airstrikes on gaza health officials. There say twenty four people including nine children were killed prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu said israel does not seek escalation but whoever chooses to escalate will feel the weight of arm. I moved on holy among the conflict. Follow the annual jerusalem. Day march by jewish nationalist which commemorates israel's catch of east jerusalem in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven stadiums see as a provocation. The atmosphere. this year was worse than normal. After a weekend of protests in which nearly three hundred palestinians and more than a dozen israeli police officers were injured. Thousands of worshippers gathered aksa mosque saturday. The holiest night of ramadan but police blocked busloads of muslims on their way to the mosque. Citing unrest in the neighbouring shake. Jared street over a court ruling on the possible eviction of palestinian families from their homes. Now tensions boiled over the un security council cheddar urgent meeting but failed to issue a statement while international leaders. Such as america's secretary of state. Antony lincoln appealed for calm focused on the situation in israel west bank gaza very deeply concerned about the rocket attacks that we're seeing now that need to stop stop immediately
Myanmar's Military Shuts Down Internet
"Military has shut down the country's broadband services until further notice after director from the ministry of transport and communications. Government has also shut down all a handful of fully military controlled media outlets in february military coup lead onsang su key and his left has kept her under house arrest charging with various crimes the us and the un security council have condemned the military.
China and Russia pledge to stand up to Western sanctions
"Russia and china have a long history of ignoring or disdaining sanctions imposed upon them. For multifarious human rights violations. They now appear to be teaming up to escalate their response to outright rebellion. The foreign ministers of russia and china have called for a summit of the five permanent members of the un security council of whom russia and china are to in order to make their displeasure clear up the joint statement by sergei lavrov. And we did not mention the united states by name but it is issued amid heightened tensions between moscow. Beijing and washington dc
UN Security Council condemns violence in Myanmar
"Finally the united nations security council has strongly condemned the violence against peaceful protesters in myanmar and voiced deep concern movement restrictions amid ongoing protests at military takeover last month in a statement issued on wednesday night. The fifteen member body also reiterated at school for the immediate release of all those detained arbitrarily the council also expressed the need to uphold democratic institutions and processes and also refrain from violence while also urging humanitarian access to all those in need as the situation had the potential to make matters worse in raccoon state and other regions according to the un figures separate from the political strife that has resulted from the first february military takeover. About one million are in need of support and protection across myanmar
UN says 130 countries have not received a single COVID-19 vaccine dose
"Secretary general antonio guitarist has sharply criticized the widely uneven and unfair distribution of covid vaccines saying ten countries have administered seventy five percent of all vaccinations and demanding a global effort to get all people in every country vaccinated as soon as possible. The un chief told a high level meeting the un security council on wednesday. The one hundred thirty countries had not yet received a single dose of vaccine at this critical moment. Vaccine equity is the biggest moral test before the global community. He said he called on the world's major economic powers in the group of twenty to establish an emergency taskforce to establish a plan and coordinate its implementation and financing. He said the task force should have the capacity to mobilise. The pharmaceutical companies in key industry and logistics actors guitarist said friday's meeting of the group of seven major industrialized nations. The united states. Germany japan britain france canada and italy can create the momentum to mobilize the necessary financial resources. Thirteen ministers addressed the virtual council meeting organized by britain on improving access to covid vaccinations including in conflict areas. The corona virus has infected more than one hundred and nine million people and killed at least two point four million according to the johns hopkins university tracker as manufacturers struggle to ramp up production of vaccines many countries. Complain of being left out and even rich nations are facing shortages and domestic complaints.
Biden announces US will sanction Myanmar's military leaders following coup
"Last week's data in myanmar provided the new us administration of president joe biden with its first major foreign policy crisis. We now have an idea of america's response. President biden has signed an executive order imposing sanctions on the coup leaders. This will be followed by measures to block the myanmar's military access to government funds held in the us. Further measures seem likely showed the gionta not to american demands that democratic order be restored one by louis lukens former. Us diplomat now senior partner with cigna global advisors liu first of all this all seem certainly measured against the last four years widely normal. Doesn't it well it does. You're right andrew. It does seem normal and there is a policy process in washington. That was carried out there. Tony blinken and president biden consulted with about this issue and then came to a decision to impose sanctions so very normal. Didn't learn about it by tweet. Sort of back to the good old days of foreign policy. I think not that. I'm wishing to sound overly nostalgic four the immediately preceding four years. But in an instance like this is this orthodoxy helpful. I mean the demand. Maurice generals rather priced this in. Wouldn't they well. The process and the consultant with allies is helpful whether sanctions themselves will be useful remains to be seen sanctions. Tend to have very limited effectiveness and the people who are targeted by sanctions. In this case the military leadership Tend to be able to to be somewhat immune to the effects of the sanctions. They and so the. Us has walk a very fine line in trying to punish the leadership but in a way. That doesn't actually trickle down and really hurt. The the average burmese people who who are responsible for the the off course well just as a general principle then. Is there any reason to imagine that the people behind the coup. D'etat actually care what. The united states thinks that. This point probably not much reason to think that they care you know. China is their number one trading partner. They do roughly three third of their trade with china and the us is not even in the top five list of trading partners So you know it's great that the us has a couple allies on board. And i think the tony blinken talk to his japanese counterpart yesterday to to sort of coordinate a little bit on this but if china is not going to impose sanctions which they won't it really reduces the effectiveness of what the us can do in that especially in that country where we have very few ties. So how much of the american response. So far and i guess what we might still see often. American response is not so much the new. Us administration hoping it can affect an outcome in this specific circumstance but is more trying to set a general tone trying to establish. This is how this administration is going to do business. This is how we're going to react to things. Yeah look. I mean even if even if the sanctions are completely symbolic sends an important message that the that the united states will not tolerate this kind of activity and will work to promote the the sustenance of democratic governments around the world if the united states had ignored the coup in myanmar mar. I think that would send a message to people thinking about overthrowing governments around the world that hey we can do this now and get away with it now. The burmese military leaders may still get away with it remains to be seen whether the us sanctions will have any effect or not but the us had to send a message in some ways. This is a new administration and we're gonna take democracy seriously. How much more. Careful is the united states being about me on mob this time than it might have been during the previous stretch of military rule because in that period of course it did seem like a much more straightforward good guys versus bad guys proposition than you had this. All neha canonized a leader in waiting under house arrest on sang suci Whose stature. I think has been somewhat reduced by her own complicity with the people who've just thrown out of a job. Yeah i mean certainly. Her stature has been diminished over the last years in. Not just yeah. i mean. Basically because of her alignment with the military leaders in sort of her reaction to the the genocide in myanmar. That said i think the united states is trying to look at is not from the perspective of individual personalities but from the perspective of the principles of democracy and our unwillingness or or distaste for To go along with with appearing to support a military coup so we have to come out. The united states had to come out and strongly against this coup and short of military action economic sanctions against the people who perpetrated a coup really. The only way to go for now. The united states does of course have a diplomatic relationship with me on march for the moment at least any way you have been a diplomat serving abroad for the united states in a in a circumstance like this is there anything ambassadors another embassy staff on the ground candu or is it more likely case. They've just been told to make as little noise as they possibly can. Well i think the probably been quite vocal. I think in and you have to walk a fine line. You don't wanna be so vocal against the new leaders in the military that that you get thrown out of the country because certainly that is a possibility now. But you wanna make america's presence known and you wanna know you wanna make america's policies known so my guess is that Certainly through social media which is of limited value in me mark. I think the government has cut down. Cut off a lot of the internet but they they will be trying to work through their networks of of Dissenters and people in civil society to try to get the word out that the united states is with you. And we're working on this. How important is it to the united states to get at least some sort of result out of this. I mean i understand what you're saying about. How the united states is obliged to lay down the law here especially with the new administration but he is there a risk that they are seen to have done exactly that and have not make the blindest bit of difference to anything. Well there is a risk. I mean if if the us government left it as it is now the just the sanctions. That would be a worry but my guess is that Tony blinken will be is embarking on on a of diplomacy with counterparts around the world to try to to you take it to the next level not necessarily only through sanctions through a global reaction against this coup again. It comes back to the challenge. That is hard to do something. The un security council If china doesn't go along with it and china's unlikely to go along with any condemnation of the military leaders in in myanmar But i think tony blinken will certainly be trying to rally allies onto the us side honest
Myanmar coup: China blocks UN condemnation
"Has blocked a un security council statement condemning military coup in myanmar the military seized control of the south east asian nation earlier this week and arrested its political leadership me and most generals have since formed a supreme council. Which will govern the country. The united states threatened sanctions in response to the
The Latest: UN Security Council to meet about Myanmar coup
"Later today, the U. N Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting to examine how to respond to the coup and Myanmar as Linda Facil. Oh reports the U. N special envoy to that country plans to brief the council. Many Security Council members are expected to denounce the military coup call for the release of detained political leaders, including Nobel laureate on Sons achy And urge the military to respect the outcome of the reasons elections. Britain's U. N. Ambassador Barbara Woodward, Security Council president this month told reporters. A range of measures ought to be looked at in response to the coup. Me and Mars Military alleges fraud in last November's general elections and has imposed a state of
The fight for the Central African Republic
"Earlier. This week. Results were announced of the presidential election held in the central african republic on december twenty seventh. It was won by the incumbent. President faustin comes to our dera. Election results must still be officially validated by the constitutional court but were welcomed my supporters and even by some members of the opposition. It remains an open question. However how much of the central republic. He's really going to get to be president of the world's least imaginatively named country is also one of its most troubled examine any global index pertaining development prosperity transparency freedom and general ease of living. And you'll find the somewhere near the bottom. The c a r is also exemplar of the cruel irony that the countries which appear least worth fighting over are often the most viciously contested in the days between the presidential election and the results. Being announced rebels attacked the southern city of banga sue on the blue river which comprises the border with the democratic republic of congo. And the town of damara a bit further west by some estimations. Roughly two thirds of the country is now controlled by militias hostile to the national government and not infrequently as is the way of these things to each other ominously however several of these groups entered into a formal alliance just before the election and now prefer inquiries to be addressed to the coalition of patriots for change or pc. They don't appear to have a website yet but early days. The did announce a ceasefire ahead of the election but then unannounced it. They may also be having chain of command issues. Blame for the. Most recent uptick in rebel. Activity is being generally cast. In the direction of former central african republic president francois bazei the mana of both bozize's as coming and going illustrate the chronic problems. He seized power in a coup tar in two thousand and three and lost in two thousand thirteen when militias made it all the way to the capital bongi compelling him to skip the country further underpinning. The present intrigue is the fact that for much of aziz as time as president his prime minister walls and listeners. With a keen sense of shakespeare and psycho drama will already have guessed current president to our dera. Catch me if you can former president possibilities eight touting authorities at a campaign rally last week busey's a returned in two thousand and nineteen in the hope of getting his old job back via the ballot box but was disbarred. from standing in december's election. The constitutional court ruled the requirement that candidates be of good. Morality was tricky to square with an outstanding international arrest warrant accusing disease of crimes against humanity and incitement to genocide to say nothing of sanctions imposed by the un security council on a personally for arming and encouraging militia groups. Say it should be noted if not necessarily believed denies everything so faustin are twelve dera remains president though it would be unsurprising to discover that he keeps a bag packed. Bongi his capital is probably safe ish. Aside from the central african republic's own military it is defended by miniskirt a un peacekeeping mission of roughly eleven thousand troops. Doing one of the more difficult and dangerous jobs currently being undertaken by the blue helmeted three peacekeepers from burundi. Were killed on christmas day in fighting with militias. Nia dakota desire besides being us your brothers and sisters that we see so that our brothers and sisters can also enjoy these other than that you and mission has been joined in recent weeks by an extra deployment of troops from rwanda already a major contributor to manisco.
Catastrophe in Yemen as U.N. warns of famine
"Millions of men women and children in war-torn yemen a facing famine again top united nations officials warned yesterday as they appealed for more money to prevent it again. We are on a countdown right now to a catastrophe. Un food chief. David beasley told the un security council. We've been here before. We did almost the same dog and pony show. We sounded the alarm then. The united nations describes yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis with eighty of the people in need of help if we chose to look away. There's no doubt in my mind. Yemen will be plunged into a devastating famine within a few short months beasley told the fifteen member council a saudi arabia lead military coalition intervened in yemen in two thousand fifteen backing government forces fighting the iran. Allied houthi group u. n. officials are trying to revive peace talks to end. The war is the country. Suffering is also worsened by an economic and currency collapse and the covid nineteen pandemic in late twenty seventeen. Unh chief mark. Lowcock warned that yemen was then facing the largest famine. The world has seen for many decades with millions of victims. We prevented famine two years ago. Lowcock told the security council more money for the aid. Operation is the quickest and most efficient way to support famine prevention efforts. Right now he said the world body had received less than half of what it needed about one point five billion dollars this year for its humanitarian operations in yemen. Last year it received three billion dollars.
U.S. Asks U.N. Security Council to Restore Sanctions on Iran
"Of State Mike Pompeo was at the U. N Thursday starting the process of re instating U. N sanctions on Iran. These U. N Security Council resolutions will come back into place. 31 days from now. Sanctions were lifted with the nuclear deal signed by several nations several years ago. Even though the U. S withdrew from the deal in 2018 Pompeo says the wording of the Security Council resolution gives the US the right to unilaterally reimpose sanctions now. Alex Boucher, ABC NEWS Washington
Trump demands restoration of UN sanctions against Iran.
"Today the United States is demanding that all United Nations sanctions be reimposed against Iran a move that follows America's embarrassing failure to extend an arms embargo against. Iran. The administration's insistence on snapping back into national sanctions against Iran sets the stage for a contentious dispute. It's possible that the US Cole will be ignored by other UN members an outcome that could call into question the UN. Security. Council's ability to enforce its own legally binding decisions. The trump administration wants to reimpose all international sanctions that had been eased under the deal of the nation's claimed. The US has no standing to make the demand because the trump administration pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal two years ago, Mike, Pompeo, and Donald Trump of made no secret of their intention to invoke the rare and controversial diplomatic move in the wake of the administration's defeat at the United Nations last week on. Extending the arms, embargo Russia and China bitterly oppose reimposing sanctions on Iran. So to other Security Council members including US allies, Britain and France. A dispute that could result in a battle over the legitimacy of the UN's most powerful body. What the administration's position does not account for is a scenario in which the rest of the world simply ignores the United States on the grounds that it no longer has legal standing to invoke snap back. Other countries may also hedge their bets pending the outcome of the November third presidential election believing that Democratic nominee Joe Biden would reverse trump's decision. Should the president fail to win a second time?
Israel condemns UN Security Council's vote on Iran embargo
"For White House foreign policy on Iran The U. N Security Council on Friday overwhelmingly voted against the U. S resolution to indefinitely extended arms embargo against Iran and U S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the vote, calling it inexcusable. Indonesia's ambassador is president of the U. N Security Council announced the vote has not been adopted, having failed to obtain the required number off without further action. The 13 year embargo will now expire in mid October, allowing Iran to buy and sell conventional weapons without U. N restrictions. Pamela
Election 2020: Biden's VP Pick
"There's plenty of general reporting out there about each of the possible women who Joe Biden might pick to be his vice president. We're here now to understand the Jewish angle for each of these impressive women to learn what American Jews should know about each of these candidates that might make them more supportive or concerned. So we're going to go one by one and get the Jewish angle from our guest Jacob Corn Blue, the national politics reporter for Jewish insider. Jacob. Thank you for joining us to be back. Let's start with Comma Harris a former candidate for the Democratic nomination a popular senator from California the State with the second largest Jewish population in the country. What's the Jewish angle on Senator Harris? First of all, she married to a Zionist of that Iraqi gets her a Jewish scientist. Yes. So that gives an upper hand in this Jewish of IPE stakes I think that Kamala Harris gives a lot. She adds up to the ticket number one just because she was a popular candidate and people. So her at the start as a rising star and somebody who can really take this to the very end unfortunately it for ourselves she didn't win the primaries should take on. Joe. Biden pretty early which gave. That rise in the polls in the only of twenty twenty. I will say that Biden. Biden comes to see who is preferred choice for Veep Kamala Harris has a big name recognition. Is Obviously arised star and her background, a label as being a black woman from California. But was so high tides in the Senate and in the Jewish community. So the pros are out. The cons are that I'm not sure Biden Israeli looking for someone on the ticket would potentially overshadow him not because Harris Donald understand that if she's on the ticket, she's number two and she's there to serve the presidential nominee and possibly the president. But Because Camera Harris ran on the same slop because she is a bishop you know she can overshadow him in media appearances and potentially as vice president of being a little more independent and vocal than let's say, Dick Cheney and pence on camera beyond the you know the happy coincidence of the Jewish husband is there anything in particular that Jews should know about Senator Harris is policy stances? What has she? Done on issues Anti Semitism, what has she done on supporting Israel, other issues of concern to the Jewish community I guess close ties with APEC obviously. She's spoken at several APEC conferences but she also appealed to the mainstream of the Democratic Party She's not seen as a controversial figure amongst progressives say as someone who is too pro Israel for them she will reflect the same policies that Biden Obama and. Anybody, else running a Democratic Party other than on the an Warren's she would you know align herself with the second policy views? So I don't think she's outstanding. She's not too long in the Senate to look back at a record by think, she has a strong provisions record and she is aligned itself with the mainstream of the Democratic Party next, let's talk about political MIA fights, Susan, rice, Susan Rice served. As US ambassador to the UN in President Obama's first term and his national security adviser in his second going even further back in time actually I think I think she was the youngest ever assistant secretary of State She was you know thirty three or something like that when President Clinton in Nineteen Ninety eight made her the system secretary of State for Africa what did you need to know about Susan? Rice. Well Susan Rice first of all is A. Mixed emotions about Susan, Rice obviously, she has good ties with prominence numbers of the Jewish community and she has a record serving as national security adviser and embassador to the UN on their Obama Democrats SAPORTA. Mostly Obama's policy when it comes to how other than the last UN Security Council. Two, three, three, four, a resolution, and just mind our listeners about two three four why that was controversial. The only time when Obama. ABSTAINED ON APRIL then. All on settlements that you know really couldn't dent on Obama's record when it comes to a majority of American Jews talking about Republican Jews, all those. In Israel who soul Obama as being the more salt when it comes to the Palestinian issue. But Susan Rice obviously had a this overlap from being a national security adviser and the to the UN. Obviously, she was a controversial figure on this front. She was criticized by Dennis. Ross by the full hug combative style. When came to the Palestinian issue on the other hand, she has very strong ties with somebody like a Fox who is very vocal in his pro Israel stats