U.S. calls on Syria to ‘stand down’ from presidency of UN disarmament forum, asks Russia for help

GENEVA, May 25, 2018 – The U.S. called on Russia to pressure Syria to “stand down” from the presidency of the UN-backed Conference on Disarmament which the Assad regime is scheduled to take over on Monday despite allegedly carrying out numerous deadly chemical weapons attacks. UN chief Antonio …

Syria to chair UN disarmament forum on chemical & nuclear weapons; watchdog calls on US & EU to walk out

Syrian ambassador Hussam Edin Aala, left, with Vladimir Gratchev, representative of Michael Møller, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, Sept. 3, 2014. GENEVA, April 9, 2018 – Despite accusations that it perpetrated yet another deadly chemical weapons attack on Saturday, Syria will …

U.N.’s Own Audit Found UNRWA Vulnerable to “Graft and Corruption”

  A flurry of statements and articles by Sweden, the New York Times, and Foreign Policy, want us to believe that a U.S. reduction in its $360 million annual funding of UNRWA would bring humanitarian disaster and threaten international peace and stability. But according to a little-known internal audit, the …